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Hire Workers in Austria

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No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

There is no limit on the duration of a fixed term contract. However, executing several fixed contracts without justification can cause them to be deemed permanent (e.g. "indefinite"). Fixed term contracts can only be terminated before the agreed expiration for cause or by mutual agreement.

Worker Classifications

Historically, individuals were classified as Workers (e.g. blue collar) or employees (e.g. white collar). In present day, there is little difference between the two from an employment law perspective. Senior managers are occasionally exempt from certain labor laws and CBAs.

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Probationary Periods

Except as it relates to apprentices, probationary periods cannot be longer than one month. During a probationary period, either the Worker or the employer can terminate the agreement verbally without a reason.


In Austria, Workers recognize 13 paid public holidays. Unless otherwise dictated by CBA, work performed on a public holiday should be compensated at double-pay.

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Workers on a five-day workweek are entitled to 25 days of paid vacation annually (30 for Workers on a six-day workweek). Accrued but unused leave carries over year to year for a maximum of two years.

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Sick Leave

Workers are entitled to full salary for up to six weeks during a period of injury or illness. The entitlement increases to eight weeks after one year of service. After that period is exhausted, Workers are entitled to an additional four weeks of half-pay.

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Unless otherwise stipulated or dictated by collective agreement, work in excess of normal working hours should be compensated at 150% of wages (200% in cases of night work or Sunday work). Overtime must not exceed 12 hours per day or 20 hours per week. Workers may refuse overtime in some instances.

Mandatory Bonuses

Generally, employers must contribute to social insurance (appx. 21%), a pension fund (appx. 1.5%), and a family equalisation fund (appx. 4%). They must also pay municipal tax (3%).

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Employer of Record

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