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Two or more units? Supreme Court clarifies exception to Rent Act
Dr. Martin Foerster, ILO Newsletter vom 19. August 2016

While the Rent Act applies to both residential and commercial leases, there are some exceptions that give landlords greater flexibility with regard to their lease agreements. In particular, the act does not apply to buildings which house no more than two units. The Supreme Court recently considered whether a storage room and a separate building contained on the same property should be taken into account when applying this two-unit rule.
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Still no final clarification on victim´s liability in banking phishing attacks
Mag. Stephan Schmalzl, ILO Newsletter vom 19. August 2016

The Supreme Court recently dismissed a victim´s claim to refund an unauthorised payment transaction against his bank and held that, among other things, a bank may offset its obligation to refund an unauthorised transaction with its claim for damages against the account holder. However, the court failed to provide long-awaited guidance on the criteria to be applied when assessing the various degrees of fault that potentially limit the liability of payment service users.
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Potential liability of chartered accountants for delaying insolvency proceedings
Dr. Alexander Isola, ILO-Newsletter vom 12. August 2016

Chartered accountants entrusted with drawing up financial statements must also examine the company´s status of overindebtedness in terms of insolvency law if the company´s accounts show that it is overloaded with debt. However, in practice, this task is often neglected, as the fact that chartered accountants run the risk of being held liable for damage incurred due to delaying insolvency proceedings is often ignored.
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Crashkurs Arbeitsrecht: Leitende Angestellte
Mag. Jakob Widner in der Presse vom 3. August 2016

Claudia L. ist Vertriebsleiterin mit zahlreichen Freiheiten. Als sie gekündigt wird, erfährt sie, dass sie keine "normale" Angestellte war.
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Crashkurs Arbeitsrecht: Kündigung wegen Betriebsübergang
Dr. Axel Guttmann in der Presse vom 20. Juli 2016

Das Unternehmen soll verkauft werden. Anna B. wird wie ihre Kolleginnen gekündigt. Dabei hieß es, die Firma werde weitergeführt. Kann Anna B. sich gegen die Kündigung wehren?
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