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Andrea Potz

Partner
Attorney-at-law for employment law

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English

Specialisation in Employment law

Andrea Potz is an attorney-at-law for employment law. She has been a partner at CMS Vienna since 2019 and has been a member of the employment law team since 2010.

Andrea Potz completed her diploma and doctorate studies in law as well as her second studies in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Vienna. During a one-year study visit to Belgium (KU Leuven), she focused primarily on European and procedural law. She also worked as a university assistant at the Institute for Austrian and European Labour and Social Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Industries

Andrea Potz provides comprehensive advice in all areas of employment law and represents employers before courts and administrative authorities. Her main areas of expertise are personnel management, equal treatment and diversity. In the (tertiary) education sector, especially at universities, she is much sought-after contact for all employment law problems. However, she also advises numerous clients in the pharmaceutical, electrical and electronics industries as well as in the IT sector.

Publications and lectures

Andrea Potz has authored publications on employment law and regularly lectures in this field as a lecturer at the Institute for Austrian and European Employment and Social Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Awards and distinctions

Andrea Potz was awarded the Hugo Sinzheimer Prize in 2012 for outstanding academic work in the field of labour law at the University of Frankfurt.

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Education

  • 2004 – Mag. iur.
  • 2011 – Dr. iur.
  • 2013 – Mag.phil.
  • 2013 – Bar exam
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Publications

 Articles

  • Karfreitag-Lösungen mit Pferdefüßen, Der Standard, 28.01.2019.
  • Jobtelefon, Kurier, 15.4.2019.
  • Spielraum für Kopftuchverbote bleibt eingeschränkt, Der Standard, 20.03.2017.
  • Gemeinsam mit Daniela Krömer: Religiöse Symbole im Job. Der Standard, 13.05.2017.
  • Arbeiter und Angestellte: Was die Gesetzesnovelle bringt, Der Standard, 20.10.2017.
  • Arbeiter und Angestellte - Eine Annäherung, aber keine Gleichstellung, Magazin "Druck & Medien".

 Contributions / Collections

  • Das Corona-Handbuch. Österreichs Rechtspraxis zur aktuellen Lage online. Hrsg. Resch, 2020
  • ASGG - Arbeits- und Sozialgerichtsgesetz. Hrsg. Köck/Sonntag
  • Atypische Personenverhältnisse. In: Atypische Beschäftigung, Hrsg. Harun Pacic, 67-86, 2016.
  • Atypisches Entgelt. In: Atypische Beschäftigung, Hrsg. Harun Pacic, 149-179, 2016.
  • Dienstverhinderung aus religiösen Gründen. In: Recht Religion Kultur. Festschrift für Richard Potz zum 70. Geburtstag, Hrsg. Schinkele/Kuppe/Schima/Synek/Wallner/Wieshaider, 639-661, 2014
  • Diener zweier Herren - Dienstverhinderung aus religiösen Gründen. In: Arbeitsrecht - für wen und wofür? Hrsg. Fütterer/Pötters/Stiebert/Traut, 195-219, 2014.

Decision meetings

  • Kopftuch und Niqab im Notariat, Diskriminierung bei Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses und sonstigen Arbeitsbedingungen, 9 ObA 117/15v, öarr 2016, 426-445, 2018.
  • Die Gretchenfrage an Unternehmen: Wie hast du's mit religiösen und weltanschaulichen Zeichen und Kleidungsstücken am Arbeitsplatz? JAS 2017, 257-269, 2017.
  • Einvernehmliche Auflösung und Bildungskarenz, 9 ObA 9/16p, ZAS 2017, 92-95, 2017.

 Contributions

  •  Das Karfreitagsdilemma: ein Feiertag für alle oder niemanden? ecolex 2017, 743-746, 2017.
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Lectures list

  • Handelsverband: Änderungen des Arbeitszeit- bzw. Arbeitsruhegesetzes, 26.02.2019, HR & Arbeitsrecht.
  • Handelsverband: Alles neu macht der Mai“?   Datenschutz ab 25.05.2018,HR-Ressort.
  • ARS (Akademie für Recht, Steuern & Wirtschaft): Arbeitsrechtliche Fragen im Recruiting, 23.02.2017.
  • Handelsverband: Das 1x1 des Arbeitsrechts, Handelskolloquium 2017, 04.04.2017.
  • Juridicum Wien: Gleichbehandlung in Religion und Weltanschauung, Oktobergespräche, 19.10.2017.
  • Handelsverband: Rund um die Dienstreise, HR-Ressort, 13.12.2016.
  • Jahrestagung ARS: Konzernüberlassungen, 06.10.2015
  • ARS: Arbeitsrechtliche Fragen im Recruiting, 15.10.2015
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