Engineering and Production Management

Industrial and Contract Law

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

The Legal System of Austria / Stufenbau / Public Law and Private Law, Austria and the EU
Industrial Law
• Structure of labor law, classification, relationship of sources of law
• Individual employment law and basic concepts of social insurance
• Employee protection - working time protection
• Collective labor law - labor constitution and collective means of policy
• Work Council
Contract law
• Legal capacity, legal studies
• Selected contract types (purchase contract, work contract)
• AGB, KSchG, ÖNORMEN, performance disruptions, damage and liability, warranty, product liability

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Explain the Austrian legal system and its classification
• Differentiate between issues of public law and private law issues
• Carry out simple, targeted legal research successfully
• Solve simple legal questions of employment and contract law independently
• Assess when it is necessary or advisable to obtain expert, legal advice

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; F. Thiem: Mitarbeiterführung auf den Punkt gebracht: Wie Du Dein Team zum Erfolg führst; R. Seliger: Positive Leadership: Die Revolution in der Führung (Systemisches Management); A. Ternès, C.-D. wilke: Agenda HR – Digitalisierung, Arbeit 4.0, New Leadership: Was Personalverantwortliche und Management jetzt nicht verpassen sollten; P. Keuchel: Let`s make HR simple: Personalmanagement transparent und innovativ ausrichten; G. Löschnigg: "Der Löschnigg", Arbeitsrecht; T. Rauch: Arbeitsrecht für Arbeitgeber; J. Pepelnik, C. Schuber: Grundlagen des Vertragsrechts;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Engineering Management 1 and 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams