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Quest for another public holiday
Mag. Jakob Widner, ILO-Newsletter vom 6. Juli 2016

In a recent decision with potentially far-reaching consequences, the Court of Appeals for the Vienna Circuit ruled that a peculiar provision in the Act on Rest Periods violates EU law and must therefore be disregarded by the courts. The court of appeals gave leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court hears the case and upholds the court of appeal´s decision, Austrian employees may soon celebrate yet another public holiday.
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Crashkurs Arbeitsrecht: Änderungskündigung und Verschlechterungsvereinbarung
Mag. Jakob Widner in der Presse vom 6. Juli 2016

Anton B. wird zum Leiter der Vertriebsabteilung befördert. Die Freude währt nur kurz. wenig später droht ihm der Geschäftsführer mit Kündigung, falls er einer Gehaltskürzung um 20 Prozent nicht zustimmt.
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Supreme Court rules one-off loan processing fees are lawful
Mag. Stephan Schmalzl, ILO Newsletter vom 10. Juni 2016

The Supreme Court recently held that one-off loan processing fees charged by banks are lawful. Based on a detailed assessment, and while outlining the material differences between Austrian and German law, the Supreme Court held that one-off loan processing fees qualify as contractually agreed principal performance obligations that are not subject to the control of unfair terms under Section 879(3) of the Civil Code.
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Das Praxishandbuch Insolvenzabwicklung ist erschienen - Buchpräsentation am 23.06.2016 in Graz
Das Praxishandbuch Insolvenzabwicklung ist im Linde Verlag erschienen.

Die Autoren stellen die aktuelle Rechtslage prägnant und übersichtlich dar. Praxistipps erleichtern die Organisation der Verfahrensabwicklung und Checklisten unterstützen die Kontrolle über erforderliche Maßnahmen.
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Urban development contracts fuel private real estate investments in Vienna
Dr. Martin Foerster, ILO Newsletter vom 27. Mai 2016

In an effort to alleviate the pressure on the real estate market, the Vienna City Council recently amended the Building Code. This amendment authorises the city, among other things, to conclude urban development contracts as a means of expediting private investment in real estate projects. Since the amendment entered into force, the city has concluded several contracts with real estate owners.
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