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09/25/2019Mutual agreements and general settlement clauses
For mutual agreements, it is common to explicitly agree on outstanding payments to the employee and at the end agree on a general settlement clause (“Generalbereiningungsklausel”). Please find here some more information on a recent ruling.
09/25/2019Parental leave times – new regulation on consideration
A new regulation foresees the consideration of parental leave times for all entitlements, which are defined by the length of employment. Some more details can be found here.
09/25/2019Father’s month (“Papamonat”)
In Austria, the legal entitlement on „Papamonat“ (father’s month) has been decided. Further information can be found here.
07/03/2019Family Bonus Plus
Starting 2019, the Family Bonus Plus replaces the tax deductibility of childcare costs and the child allowance („Kinderfreibetrag“). Find more details about the modalities for the application and the duties of the employer.
07/03/2019European Court of Justice: 48 h maximum average weekly working time – is the 17 weeks reference period fixed or rolling? (ECJ, C 254/18)
Starting as of September 1st 2018, employees in Austria have been entitled to work up to 60 hours per week. This possibility is restricted by the Working Hours Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz – AZG): the average weekly working time may not exceed 48 hours in a reference period of 17 weeks. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently judged that a rolling reference period has to be observed.
07/03/2019Work’s council – Tasks, duties, and responsibilities
A work’s council can be elected by company’s employees, if there are 5 or more “company external employees” (i.e. no close relatives of the employer). Which tasks, duties, and responsibilities the work’s council in Austria has can be read here.