Employment Contract Details
Contracts must be in German and can be bilingual. They must be in writing and signed by both parties. Within the mandatory information that a contract must include: name, start date, contract termination conditions, classification of the collective agreement corresponding to the company. Also salary, including additional payments and the name of the pension fund.
Minimum probation period is 1 day and maximum probation period is 1 month. However, probation period is not mandatory.
Minimum Wage Requirements
Minimum wage in Austria is EUR 1,200. The salary will vary according to the collective agreement which is determined by the business of the employer. Deel is categorized as an IT business, therefore, the minimum wage is EUR 1,614.
Maximum working hours and overtime
The weekly working day in Austria is 40 hours. The standard is from Monday to Friday. The maximum working hours may vary according to the collective agreement and what is negotiated in the employment contract. According to Deel's collective agreement, the standard work schedule is 38.5 hours per week.
Bonus and expense payments
In Austria there are two mandatory bonuses that are paid every year in the form of 13 and 14 salary. These extra salaries will be taxed like any standard salary. The payment dates are June and November.
- Maternity leave: employees are entitled to take up to 28 months of paid leave. However, is mandatory to take at least 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the childbirth. The person will receive the average net income of the past 3 months before leave and the payment will be done by the Social Insurance Agency.
- Paternity leave: employees are entitled to take up to 28 months of paid leave. However, is mandatory to take at least 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after the childbirth. The person will receive the average net income of the past 3 months before leave and the payment will be done by the Social Insurance Agency.
Parents are entitled to take a minimum of 3 months of unpaid parental leave between childbirth and the child’s second birthday. They can also take up to 1 month at the same time and decide who will take the remaining month.
In Austria, employees are entitled to unlimited sick leave. For the first 10 days of sickness it will be paid by the employer. Starting the 11th day, the Social Insurance Agency will be responsible of 50% of the salary. Upon 4 weeks, 100% will be paid by the authority.