After completing his legal internships and doctorate, Prof. Dr. Martin Risak worked for the law firm CMS. He works as an expert and consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Commission, ministries and provincial governments, trade unions, the Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, the Austrian Economic Chambers, the Friedrich Ebert and Hans Böckler Foundations, and numerous companies; furthermore he acts as:
Prof. Dr. Risak focuses on labor and social law and the relevant effects of digitization. He regularly appears as an expert at conferences and in the media such as ORF.
After studying law and completing his doctorate at the University of Vienna, Prof. Dr. Risak habilitated in 2007 in the fields of labor and social law. His habilitation was awarded the Leopold-Kunschak-Wissenschaftspreis and the Kardinal-Innitzer-Förderungspreis. Since then, Prof. Dr. Risak has taught and researched at various universities in Austria and abroad, e.g. in 2008/09 as the substitute for the Chair of Civil Law and Labor Law at the University of Passau. He belongs to the following academic societies: