Employees in Austria

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
 
  • Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
  • Maximum Duration
The statutory maximum working day is 10 hours. However, this may get extended to 12 hours on mutual agreement.
  • Night Hours
Between 10 p.m. and  5 a.m.
Working Rest Day
36 hours per week which must include a Sunday.
Paid Annual Vacation
25 working days annually, and 30 days for employee who has been employed for more than 25 years.
Retirement Age
60 for women and 65 for men.
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment
The minimum age for employment is 15 years.
Informal Labor Market
Very limited.

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The Cost of Labor

Pay

Minimum Wage
No legally mandated national minimum wage
Average Wage
2,117 euros by  month (ILO data)
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
At least 50% more than regular wages.
  • Pay For Rest Days Worked
At least 50% more than regular wages, depending on the terms of the employment contract.
  • Pay For Night Hours
At least 50% more than regular wages.
  • Pay For Overtime at Night
At least 50% more than regular wages.
 

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
It covers health, occupational and pension insurance. Additional coverage comes under the unemployment insurance system.
Contributions
Contributions Paid By the Employer: Pensions (12.55%), sickness insurance (3.83%), unemployment pay (3%), housing fund (0.5%), severance fund(1.53%).
Contributions Paid By the Employee: Pensions (10.25%), sickness insurance (3.82%), unemployment pay (3%), housing fund (0.5%).
Competent Organization
Association of Austrian Social Insurance Agencies

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