ECJ overturns Austrian regulations against wage and social dumping
Black Tuesday for Social Europe: On 13th November the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overturned parts of the Austrian law to combat wage and social dumping. Specifically, it concerned a Slovenian posting company from the construction industry that had violated Austrian regulations against wage dumping. The Austrian client had to deposit money for possible penalties. There is a good reason for this: in practice, penalties against foreign dumping companies are virtually impossible to collect across borders.