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  1. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Labour and Social Courts Act (BGBI. 135/2011). - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-01 | AUT-2011-L-90236

    Makes amendments to § 93 para 2 dealing with social insurance costs in the Federal Ministry of Justice. Also amends § 98 para 26 defining the amount of liabilities derived from § 93 para 2 for the years 2012-2013.

  2. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Federal Act on the Labour Constitution and freedom of association, Federal Act on the Postal Service Works Constitution and the Labour and Social Court Federal Act (Text No. BGBl. I Nr. 77/2007) (Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz, das Bundesgesetz über die Post-Betriebsverfassung und das Arbeits- und Sozialgerichtsgesetz geändert werden) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2007-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 2007-12-15 | AUT-2007-L-87703

    Article 1 Amendments to the Federal Act on the Labour Constitution and freedom of association:
    Part VIII Employee participation in a cross-border merger of corporations:
    -Scope of legislation
    -Definitions
    -Applicability of the provisions on employee participation in the European Organization
    -Application of the provisions on participation of law, without negotiations
    -Further application of existing systems of employee participation in the event of subsequent domestic mergers
    Article 2 Amendments to the Federal Act on the Postal Service Works Constitution.
    Article 3 Amendments to the Labour and Social Court Federal Act.

  3. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act amending the Labour Constitution Act, the Postal Work Constitution Act and the Labour and Social Security Jurisdiction Act (No. 82 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2004-07-15 | AUT-2004-L-69642

    Makes provision for participation of workers within the European Union. Inter alia provides for establishment of special negotiating body for this purpose.

  4. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act on Associations, 2002 (VerG). (Vereinsgesetz) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 2002-04-26 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-01 | AUT-2002-L-61357

    Comprehensive legislation on associations. Divided into seven parts. Part I contains general provisions. Part II regulates establishment of associations. Part III provides for register and use of data contained therein. Part IV deals with book keeping. Part V regulates liability; Part VI dissolution of associations. Finally, Part VII contains transitional and final provisions. Repeals Associations Act of 1951.

  5. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act concerning workers' and employers' associations and the federal workers' employees' chamber (Arbeitskammergesetz).

    Adoption: 1998-10-10 | AUT-1998-L-58151

    Amends the 1992 Act on workers' and employees' associations and the federal workers' and employees' chamber with regard to the election of the general assembly.

  6. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Workers' Chamber Act. No. 104.

    Adoption: 1998-07-23 | AUT-1998-L-50783

    Amends provisions of the Workers' Chamber Act (Arbeiterkammergesetz) regarding elections.

  7. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act amending the Works Council Act, the Labour and Social Court Act, and the Act on the Works Constitution of the Postal Service (Text No. 601). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1996-10-17 | AUT-1996-L-45609

    Inter alia, adds a new part to the Works Constitution Act (22/1974) concerning a European works constitution and a works council to be implemented in enterprises which are based in Austria and have at least 1000 employees in member states of the European Union. Membership in constitutional committees and works councils shall reflect the nationalities of the workforce.

  8. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Postal Service Works Constitution. Text No. 326.

    Adoption: 1996-07-09 | AUT-1996-L-44585

    Governs the postal service works council. Provisions regard, inter alia, membership in the works council; election, service and responsibilities of representatives in the works council; and funds. If the enterprise employs 5 or more disabled workers, such workers shall elect one representative (s. 53).

  9. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs to amend the Works Councils (Elections) Ordinance of 1974, the Works Councils (Procedure) Rules of 1974, the Works Council Funds Ordinance of 1974 and the Ordinance respecting the appointment of workers' representatives to supervisory councils.

    Adoption: 1993-11-30 | AUT-1993-R-37806

    Accords representation rights on works councils to all employees independent of their nationality. Regulates representation in a holding if it is comprised of different enterprises with existing works councils.

  10. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act Amending Labour Constitution Act on the Cession of Workers Act.

    Adoption: 1993-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | AUT-1993-L-34617

    Act regulating the application of collective and individual agreements for enterprises that become part of holdings or that become independant, as well as the installation of a representative body for such holdings.

  11. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs regarding the procedure for election to workers' and employees' associations (Arbeiterkammer-Wahlordnung (AK-WO), BGBl. 1993/383). Text 4.

    Adoption: 1993 | AUT-1993-R-42236

    Consolidated text.

  12. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Chambers for Workers and Employees and the Federal Chamber for Workers and Employees (Chamber of Labour Act 1992).

    Adoption: 1991-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-01 | AUT-1991-L-28122

    The Chambers for Workers and Employees (Chambers of Labour) and the Federal Chamber for Workers and Employees (Federal Chamber of Labour) are called upon to represent and promote the social, economic, professional and cultural interests of the male and female workers. The Chambers of Labour and the Federal Chamber of Labour are bodies incorporated under public law. The Federal Chamber of Labour is to maintain relations with international organizations and bodies.

  13. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning both workers' and employees' associations and the federal workers' and employees chamber (Arbeiterkammergesetz 1992 (AKG), BGBl. 1991/626). Text 3.

    Adoption: 1991 | AUT-1991-L-42235

    The workers' and employees' associations and federal chamber are bodies whose members are elected as representatives by all employees who are members of the workers' and employees' associations pursuant to section 10 of this Act. These bodies are competent for all kinds of questions affecting employees' interests such as social, economic, professional and cultural matters. They also must ensure that legal provisions regarding labour and social standards are applied. Consolidated text.

  14. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 27 June 1990 amending the Works Constitution Act.

    Adoption: 1990-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-08-01 | AUT-1990-L-22660

    Amends the Works Constitution Act (L.S. 1973-Aus.2) (BGBl 1974 No. 22) last amended by Federal Act of 1990 (BGBl No. 282). Amendments concern workers' representation in groups of enterprises (Konzerne).

  15. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 15 December 1987 amending the Working Hours' Act [LS 1969 - Aus. 4A] as amended by BGBl. 144/1983. Text No. 647.

    Adoption: 1987-12-15 | AUT-1987-L-4594

    Amends s. 4(5) to provide that workers in sales and commerce may, over a four-week period, work 44 hours in a particular week, as long as the normal working hours for the four-week period (as defined in s. 3) or a collective agreement are not exceeded. A collective agreement may provide for extension of the period beyond four weeks. Entry into force 1 Jan. 1988.

  16. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 15 December 1987 amending the Act on rules governing public servants [BGBl. 1979/333], the Act on rules governing judges [BGBl. 1961/305], the Act governing public school teachers [BGBl. 1984/302], the Act governing public school teachers and forestry teachers [BGBl. 1985/296], the Act on contract employment [BGBl. 1948/86] and the Act on the federal forestry service [BGBl. 1986/298], all as amended. Text No. 641.

    Adoption: 1987-12-15 | AUT-1987-L-4682

    The amendments deal mainly with the duty not to reveal information in the interest of public order and security.

  17. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 4 November 1987 amending the Agricultural Labour Act 1984. Text No. 577.

    Adoption: 1987-11-04 | AUT-1987-L-4324

    This Act contains numerous miscellaneous amendments to the Agricultural Labour Act (BGBl. 1984/287), particularly regarding procedural aspects of the conciliation process involving collective agreements. It also provides for continuing the powers of an outgoing works council before the newly elected works council takes over; and it governs their election and term of office. Under new s. 194(7)(3), the works council has responsibility for watching over the implementation of rules on workers' protection, social security and training. The amendment also specifies areas in which employers must keep the works council informed (collection of computerised personal data on workers, employer's financial status, etc.) Also amends s. 237 on penalties.

  18. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 30 July 1987 issuing Regulations governing the establishment and functioning of disputes boards. Text No. 444. [Manz edition text 16].

    Adoption: 1987-07-30 | AUT-1987-R-3821

    The Order was issued under the Collective Labour Relations Act (LS 1973 - Aus. 2), as amended (see ss. 144-146, 161). A disputes board shall be established upon the application of either party to a dispute. These Regulations set forth the place where the board is to hold sittings under specified circumstances, the procedures governing applications and the criteria for determining their acceptance. They also govern the composition of disputes boards and questions of partiality, procedure and decision-making. With the entry into force of the new Regulations, those contained in BGBl. No. 354/1974 (as reproduced in BGBl. No. 561/1975) are repealed.

  19. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 30 July 1987 issuing regulations on the management of the Central Conciliation Office. Text No. 415.

    Adoption: 1987-07-30 | AUT-1987-R-4323

    This Order sets forth the responsibilities of the Central Conciliation Office and contains procedural guidelines for minimum wage-fixing, payments to apprentices and conciliation proceedings in collective disputes. It was issued under the Works Councils Act (Federal Act respecting collective labour relations (LS 1973 - Aus. 2)).

  20. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs concerning the establishment and management of an arbitration authority (Bundeseinigungsamts-Geschäftsordnung (BEA-Geo). [Text 15].

    Adoption: 1987-07-30 | AUT-1987-R-42241

    This body consisting of five members, a chairperson and four advisors, must be established if one of the disputing parties (employer or employee) applies for it. The body's seat is at the court dealing with labour standards and social affairs at the first level. It decides about disputes with respect to collective agreements at the enterprise level and the decision made is regarded as a collective agreement. Consolidated text.

  21. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 13 July 1987 amending the 1974 Order which issued rules for Works Councils. Text No. 364.

    Adoption: 1987-07-13 | AUT-1987-R-3816

    The Order contains a variety of amendments to the 1974 Order, which was adopted under the Act on works' councils (published as LS 1973 - Aus. 2). The amendments address the role of the works council in relation to redundancies and dismissals and its review of financial information (ss. 56a, 58(2), 63(3), (4) and (5) and 64). They deal in particular with periods of notice for calling meetings, use of the sex-neutral title "president" instead of "chairman" and judicial resolution of disputes (s. 33(7) of the Order). A new Division 8, entitled "Representation of Young Persons in the Enterprise", is inserted after s. 50.

  22. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Loi fédérale du 1er octobre 1986 modifiant la loi [du 14 déc. 1973 : SL 1973 - Aut. 2] sur les relations collectives de travail; la loi de 1979 [du 17 avril 1979 : SL 1979 - Aut. 2] sur la protection de la maternité; la loi de 1956 sur la sécurité de l'emploi [BGBl. No. 154/1956]; la loi de 1960 sur le travail à domicile [BGBl. No. 105/1961]; la loi de 1962 sur les aides de ménage et les employés de maison [BGBl. No. 235/1962]; la loi introductive des lois sur les procédures administratives [BGBl. No. 172/1950] et la loi de 1969 [SL 1969 - Aut. 1] sur l'apprentissage. Loi d'adaptation concernant la juridiction du travail et la juridiction sociale. Texte No. 563.

    Adoption: 1986-10-01 | AUT-1986-L-2790

  23. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Chambers of Labour Act [of 19 May 1954; LS 1954-Aus.2]. Text No. 202.

    Adoption: 1982-03-10 | AUT-1982-L-10424

    Numerous amendments.

  24. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    A Federal Act to amend the Act of 1974 respecting radio broadcasting and the Collective Labour Relations Act [of 14 Dec. 1973: LS 1973 - Aus.2]. Text No. 48.

    Adoption: 1982-01-21 | AUT-1982-L-10743

    Inserts a new para. 133a.

  25. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Collective Labour Relations Act [LS 1973-Aus.2]. Text No. 387.

    Adoption: 1976-07-07 | AUT-1976-L-13820

    Amends ss. 105 and 108.

  26. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Collective Labour Relations Act [LS 1973 - Aus.2] and the Agricultural Labour Act [LS 1948 - Aus. 2... 1971 - Aus. 1 B]. Text No. 360.

    Adoption: 1975-06-11 | AUT-1975-L-14600

    Amends ss. 1, 33, 75, 83, 88, 122, 129, 134, 158 and 163 of the Collective labour Relations Act and ss. 4, 150, 158 and 163 of the Agricultural Act.

  27. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Works Council Funds Ordinance. Text No. 524.

    Adoption: 1974-08-01 | AUT-1974-R-14760

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration respecting the collection of works council (central works council) levies, the establishment, merger, split, winding up and administration of works council and central works council funds, the supervision of their activities, the rights and obligations of supervisory bodies, the election of auditors and the conduct of their activities.

  28. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Conciliation Offices (Procedure) Rules 1974.

    Adoption: 1974-06-24 | AUT-1974-R-14750

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration to lay down rules of procedure for conciliation office, the Central Conciliation Office and disputes boards. Repeals Ordinances Nos. 279 of 1962 and 116 of 1970 on the same subject.

  29. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Works Councils (Procedure) Rules 1974. Text No. 355.

    Adoption: 1974-06-24 | AUT-1974-R-14751

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration to lay down rules of procedure for works, group and central works meetings, works councils, works committees, mettings of works councils, central works councils, meetings of young workers and councils of young workers' delegates. Repeals the Ordinance of 8 Aug. 1947 to lay down rules of procedure for bodies representing workers in establishments and the Ordinance (text 13 of 1973) to lay down rules of procedure for bodies representing young workers in establishments.

  30. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance on the administration of works councils (Betriebsrat-Geschäftsordnung 1974 (BRGO), BGBl. 1974/355). [Text 11].

    Adoption: 1974-06-24 | AUT-1974-R-48585

    Consolidated text with annotations.

  31. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Social Administration regarding the inclusion of workers' representatives on the board of directors (BGBl. 1974/343). Text 14.

    Adoption: 1974-06-17 | AUT-1974-R-42240

    Companies and trusts having a certain size and number of employees must include representatives of workers' interests on the board of directors. Also stipulates circumstances regarding employees' nomination to the board of directors. Consolidated text.

  32. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Works Councils (Elections) Ordinance 1974. Text No. 319.

    Adoption: 1974-05-22 | AUT-1974-R-14747

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration respecting the organisation and conduct of elections to works councils, central works councils and councils of young workers' delegates.

  33. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs regarding the holding of elections to works committees and committees of young persons' representatives (Betriebrats-Wahlordnung 1974 (BRWO 1974), BGBl. 1974/319). Text 10.

    Adoption: 1974-05-22 | AUT-1974-R-42239

    Concerns procedural matters.

  34. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Collective Labour Relations Act. Text No. 22.

    Adoption: 1973-12-14 | AUT-1973-L-15520

    A federal Act respecting collective labour relations.

  35. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Labour Constitution and freedom of association (BGBl. 1974/22). Text 9. (Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG)) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1973-12-14 | AUT-1973-L-42238

    Concerns authorization of employers' and employees' representatives to conclude agreements valid for all employers and employees in a sector of employment regarding the mutual responsibilities of both employers and employees with respect to their collective agreements and the shape and extent of workers' participation. These agreements are regarded as legal standards between the concluding parties.

  36. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Social Administration further to amend the Regulations [of 24 July 1947] governing the election of works councils. Text No. 361.

    Adoption: 1971-09-01 | AUT-1971-R-17126

    Amends ss. 26, 27 and 33.

  37. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Social Administration further to amend the standing orders of works councils. Text No. 362.

    Adoption: 1971-09-01 | AUT-1971-R-17127

    Numerous amendments.

  38. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Agricultural labour (Amendment) Act (No. 3), 1971. Text No. 333.

    Adoption: 1971-07-16 | AUT-1971-L-17125

    A federal Act further to amend the Agricultural Labour Act.

  39. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    A federal Act further to amend the Works Councils Act. Text No. 319.

    Adoption: 1971-07-13 | AUT-1971-L-17124

  40. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Federal Act to protect both freedom of employment and association (excerpt) (AntiterrorG. BGBl. 113). Text No. 18.

    Adoption: 1930-04-09 | AUT-1930-L-42242

    Prohibits terms of labour contracts between employers and employees that provide that only persons who do not belong to a certain association or trade union are hired.

  41. Austria - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act which provides, under repeal of ss. 479, 480, and 481 of the Penal Code, for the collective action of employers and employees with regard to employment conditions, and of merchants with regard to raising prices (KoalitionsG, RGBl. 1879/4). [Text 17].

    Adoption: 1870-04-07 | AUT-1870-L-48586

    Exempts strikes and lockouts from provisions the Penal Code, at the same time criminalizing the use of coersion to force persons to participate in such actions. Consolidated text with annotations.


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