In order to soften the economic impact the current corona crisis has, the Austrian Government, Labour Unions, and Chamber of Commerce have agreed on a new „support package“ for short time working.
The “AMS”, the Unemployment Agency refunds the employer not only social security contributions, but also non-wage labour costs, as well as parts of special payments (i.e. holiday bonus and christmas payment). The corresponding applications can be also made backdated.
- summarized the regulations to corona short time working
- including questions and answers as well as
- links to respective agreements and
- further possibilities to reduce costs
in a structured way. All information can be found following this link.
The exact directive and additional information is now available on the homepage of the Unemployment Agency. All updated documents can be found here (currently, in German only).
It is important to us to support you sufficiently during this difficult time. Kindly contact us, if we can assist you in setting up the short time working at your company, or if any other kind of support is needed.