Labour law for future managers

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Alexander Dworschak
Thomas Scheuerl
Short Description

This module is providing an extensive insight into the rights and duties as well as the legal limits in the aimed management work with a strong focus on practical application. For a good start into leadership and responsibility.

Learning Objectives

The students

  • know the boundaries in respect of tariffs, individual work contracts or company instructions with their legal policies and norms
  • know the particular role of the employer’s side when it comes to labour-law issues and are aware of the typical ”beginners faults”.
  • can reflect cases and assign their solution to labour law related norms.
  • are equipped to justify decisions to employer and employee side

Practice related cases in the area of employment law, e. g.

  • Contract law
  • Tarif law
  • Occupational health
  • Part-time/fixed-term law
  • Terminations
  • Works Constitution Act
  • Equal Treatment Act
  • Minimum entitlements for employees and employers
  • Performance and appraisals
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
3 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Seminar/Seminaristischer Unterricht 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination: case study, presentation of solution, oral examination (total 100%)


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