Beware of foreign contract templates


Mag. Jakob Widner, ILO Newsletter vom 28. Oktober 2015

Imagine that a foreign entity employing Austrian staff in Austria asks its Austrian employees to sign a standard employment agreement template and then tries to terminate one of those employment relationships under Austrian law. Those were the facts underlying a recent Supreme Court decision, wherein the court concluded that the termination of an employment relationship was governed by the laws of the foreign employer, not Austrian law.


Mag. Jakob Widner

LL.M. (NYU) Partner