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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.
03/18/2019Good Friday („Karfreitag”) – a public holiday? A working day? A holiday?
Find more details regarding the legal background of the decision of the European Court of Justice.
03/18/2019Most important changes for collective agreement „Trade“ for white collar workers (“Angestellte in Handelsbetrieben”), applicable from January, 1st 2019:
Starting 2019 some important regulations for the collective agreement „trade“ have been amended. We have summarized for you the most important changes.
12/18/2018Values for social security 2019
The final values for the social security for 2019 can be found here.