Hire employees in Austria, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in

Austria

. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

Onboard a new employee with Deel in less than 5 business days, with just a few clicks. First, the client signs the Master Service agreement on Deel, their employee’s onboarded by the EOR, and that's it. Now you’re hiring compliantly.

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Hire employees in Austria No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in

Austria

,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Austria

also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in

Austria

quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

Local lawyers ensure you stay compliant

We partner with labor law experts in 150 countries. Easily pick from a library of localized contracts to legally onboard your international team in minutes.

All the necessary benefits for Austria built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in

Austria

within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

Health Insurance
Social Security
Worker Compensation Insurance
Pension
Unemployment Insurance

Quick Overview

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital: Vienna

Official language: German

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Statutory Holidays

Paid Time Off

In Austria, employees are entitled to five weeks of paid holiday as per working year, and might increase depending on the employee collective agreement.

Public Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Epiphany
  • Easter Monday
  • State holiday Austria
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit-Monday
  • Corpus Christi
  • Assumption Day
  • Austrian National Day
  • All Saint’s Day
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas
  • St. Stephen’s Day

General Taxation

Individual Income Tax

The individual income tax average ranges up to 50% and depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, and others.

Employer Cost

The employer cost up to 30% of employee gross remuneration

Additional information

Employment Contract Details

Contracts must be in writing. There are no specific rules for the language of employment contracts, as long as the employee understands the contract language. Bilingual wording is recommended.

Probation Period

Will vary depending on the collective agreement, but the standard period is 6 weeks. 

Minimum Wage Requirements

The minimum wage set is EUR 1,500 per month.

Maximum working hours and overtime

Standard working time is 38.5 hours per week. However, it is permitted up to 40 effective hours per week without an increased rate of pay.

Bonus and expense payments

Bonuses may be paid and are treated as additional salary. In Austria, most of the collective agreements stipulate 14 payments per year. Therefore the employees receive two additional payments, one in June and one in November. 

Parental Leave

  • Maternity leave: starts 8 weeks before childbirth and extends up to 8 weeks after the child is born. During this period, employees receive an allowance equal to the average of the last 3 gross salaries during the entire statutory maternity leave. The allowance is paid by social insurance. Employee is entitled to interrupt the contract for a period up to 851 days.
  • Paternity leave: after the eight months following the date of birth goes past,  the same conditions are to be applied as the ones for maternity leave.

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.

Sick Leave

The employer is obligated to pay up to 6 weeks with full salary and another 4 weeks with half of the salary amount before illness. After this period, the Austrian social security agency continues with the payment.

Termination requirements for employees in

At-will termination of employment for employers are not allowed. Contracts may be terminated by mutual agreement or unilaterally for due cause. Payment in lieu of notice is not permitted.

Throughout employment, employers contribute 1.53% of the employee’s gross salary to a severance fund. On termination, the employee can choose to be paid out the accrued amount or simply transfer the fund to a new employer who will continue to contribute.

Terminations are effective at the end of the calendar quarter or, when stipulated in the employment agreement.

Notice Period

In Austria, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:

  • Up to 2 years of employment, 6 weeks of notice is needed.
  • For employment lasting 5 years or more, up to 3 months of notice is needed.

Notice period may depend on the Collective Agreement too.

Note: In Austria, we work with a top-tier EOR partner to ensure you have the best employee hiring and onboarding experience. They’re well equipped to handle all things employment for Austria.

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"

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