principles of social security; fundamentals of the European system of socail security; belonging to the social system (f.ex.: employee, freelancer, partially employed people); health insurance, accident insurance, pension insurance, unemployment insurance; other mechanims of social security (f.ex.: minimum income, childcare allowance); legal and social proceedings
Work Design & HR Management (Bachelor)
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After the successful completion of the course, the students have a basic knowledge of the legal regulations of the Austrian social law and the social insurance and are able to apply their knowledge to practical examples. Moreover, they are able to find, identify and assess essential legal regulations and apply the findings accordingly. The students are also able to answer questions regarding possible solutions or alternatives, costs and social law in the HR context and they know the essential regulations of the report and contribution system under the social security law. Based on their knowledge, they are able to assess which personnel decisions may conflict with the social security law; which insitution/public authority can offer further information or advice regarding any further steps; which legal claims are eligible in a specific situation/context; how legal claims can be legally enforced. The students are able to analyze and assess legal issues with a foreign connection. They also improve their reading, intrepretation and argumentation skills of legal texts. They better understand the purpose and the functioning of a social state and social security in Austria and Europe. They are aware of their personal legal entitlements.