Vera Habe is a Junior Associate at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, specializing in labour and employment law.

Vera advises on all aspects of labour and employment law. She is particularly specialized in contentious as well as in non-contentious matters, pension law and industrial relations law. She also regularly represents clients before the Austrian courts.

Vera graduated from the University of Vienna in 2014. Before joining the firm, she completed her legal practice at the Higher Regional Court of Vienna and worked as a lawyer at the Austrian Power Grid AG. During her studies, she completed internships with the Vienna Chamber of Labour and the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

Vera works in English (fluent) and German (native).

Highlights of Vera’s work include the following:

  • Assisting a leading North American sportswear manufacturer regarding employment related aspects of their retail stores in Austria.

  • Assisting a German manufacturer of products from carbon, with regard to the intra group elections of its Societas Europaea works council.

  • Assisting a leading operator of digital market places for real estate and automobiles with the solutions for their various day-to-day employment law issues, including drafting of the required contracts and termination agreements for various managers and managing directors.

  • Assisting a multinational Finish engineering and consulting firm with regard to the change of the management in its Austrian subsidiary.

  • Supporting a leading global human proteins manufacturer (one of our long-standing clients) in every aspect of their employment and industrial relations issues.
    Representing the company in court proceedings against its works council and individual employees regarding the employee’s classification in the company’s overall salary scheme (Austrian courts).
    Representing the company in court proceedings against its works council with regard to the
    potential change of the current working time schedule in the company’s various production lines(special conciliation board at the Austrian courts).

  • Supporting a leading German multinational home improvement supplies retailing company in all employment related matters, including assistance in drawing-up a data-protection law compliant HR system and its implementation, in line with the respective requirements under Austrian employment law, for about 3,500 employees in Austria.
    Assisting the company in defending their current working time schemes against claims of numerous employees and the works council for introduction of a 4-day working week, based on the newly introduced collective bargaining agreement.
    Representing the company in court proceedings against one of its former employees claiming re-instatement of her employment based on allegedly socially unfair notice of termination and discriminatory treatment in connection with employment termination (Austrian courts).

  • Assisting an Italian multinational pharmaceutical company in employment law matters, such as the arrangement of home office conditions, the termination of employment relationships and the draft of shop agreements.

  • Assisting a Japanese newspaper regarding their employees in their Austrian office.

  • Representing a Dutch manufacturer of printers in a court proceeding against a former employee (Austrian courts).

  • Supporting a U.S. thermal management company with regard to all employment law matters, such as the application of the transfer of undertaking (TUPE) regime, of the restructuring of its Austrian subsidiaries.

Interested in specific aspects of Vera’ recent work? Contact office@zeilerfloydzad.com for further reference cases.

Professional Experience

  • Junior Associate, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Associate, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (2017-2020)
  • Court Clerkship, Vienna/Austria (2015-2016)
  • Traineeship, Austrian Power Grid AG, Vienna/Austria (2015)
  • Internship, Chamber of Labour, Vienna/Austria (2014)
  • Internship, Financial Market Authority, Vienna/Austria (2013)
  • Judicial internship, Vienna/Austria (2013)

Education

  • Austrian Bar Exam, Vienna/Austria (2020)
  • Magister Iuris, University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (2014)