Dr. Martin Risak

Dr. Martin Risak

Dr. Martin Risak, Credits: Anna Rauchenberger

Dr. Martin Risak (born 1969 in Vienna) studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag. 1993, Dr. 1999, Habilitation 2007) and has been an associate professor at the Institute for Labour and Social Law at the University of Vienna since 2007. Since 2016 Prof. Risak is also chairman of the Senate II of the Equal Treatment Commission. He mainly advises (employee) interest groups and the European Commission on labour law issues. Prof. Risak has also worked in practice at the international law firm CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (1999 – 2000) and abroad as a substitute professor for labour law and civil law at the University of Passau (Germany) (2008 – 2009) and as Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Otago (New Zealand) (2010 – 2011). Numerous publications (15 books, about 150 articles and book chapters) on Austrian and European labour and social law as well as equal treatment law and alternative dispute resolution. Current research interests: Digitisation and labour law (especially platform work and home office), working time law, equal treatment law.