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  1. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection on the assessment of need for care of children and adolescents according to the Federal Act on Nursing Care (BGBl II 236/2016). (Verordnung des Bundesministers für Arbeit, Soziales und Konsumentenschutz über die Beurteilung des Pflegebedarfs von Kindern und Jugendlichen nach dem Bundespflegegeldgesetz (Kinder-Einstufungsverordnung zum Bundespflegegeldgesetz – Kinder-EinstV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-08-23 | Date of entry into force: 2016-09-01 | AUT-2016-R-104237

    - Field of application and natural care needs
    - Age limits
    - Care, support
    - Help
    - Hearing Aids
    - Approximate values
    - Hardship supplement
    - References
    - Expert opinion
    - Entry into force

  2. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act to amend: Family charges Equalisation Act and Child Care Benefit Act (BGBl. I Nr. 35/2014) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | AUT-2014-L-98819

    Article 1. Amendment to the Family charges Equalisation Act: effective 1 July 2014 new child monthly allowances depending on a number of children in a family.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Child Care Benefit Act change in wording.

  3. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Principles of Support for Families and Educational Support for Children and Adolescents (Federal Child and Youth Support Act 2013 - B-KJHG 2013) (Bundesgesetz über die Grundsätze für Hilfen für Familien und Erziehungshilfen für Kinder und Jugendliche (Bundes-Kinder- und Jugendhilfegesetz 2013 - B-KJHG 2013)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2013-04-17 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-01 | AUT-2013-L-95878

    Part I. General provisions
    Section 1. Objectives and tasks
    Section 2. Performance of children and youth services
    Section 3. Penalties
    Part II. Immediately applicable federal law
    Part III. Final provisions.

  4. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Constitutional Act on the Rights of Children (Children's Rights Act) (BGBI. 4/2011). (Bundesverfassungsgesetz über die Rechte von Kindern) - Act on-line in German/English

    Adoption: 2011-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 2011-02-15 | AUT-2011-L-90242

    This Act defines the rights of children. It contains eight articles. Article 1 deals with the right of children to protection and care as is necessary for his/her well-being and development. The child's best interest is to be of primary consideration.
    Article 2 provides that every child has the right to regular personal relations and direct contact with both parents, unless that is contrary to his or her interests and that any child who is permanently or temporarily deprived of his/her family environment is entitled to special protection and assistance from the state.
    Article 3 prohibits child labour. It provides that, with the exception of certain for limited cases provided by law, the minimum age for entry into the workforce shall not fall below the age at which compulsory education ends.
    Article 4 provides that every child has the right to adequate participation and consideration of his/her opinion in all matters affecting the child, taking into consideration age and developmental differences.
    Article 5 provides that every child has the right to non-violent upbringing. Corporal punishment, the infliction of mental suffering, sexual abuse and other abuses are prohibited. Every child has the right to protection from economic and sexual exploitation. The second paragraph provides that every child who is a victim of violence or exploitation has a right to adequate compensation and rehabilitation.
    Article 6 provides the rights for children with disabilities. They have the right to the same protection and care to suit his/her needs. Within the meaning of Article 7 § 1 of the Federal Constitution, the equal treatment of disabled and non-disabled children in all areas of daily life must be guaranteed.
    Article 7 provides for the interpretation of this Act with respect to the Constitution. Article 8 contains the final provisions with respect to the competent authority under this Act.

  5. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act concerning the employment of children and young persons (Text No. 126).

    Adoption: 1997-11-06 | AUT-1997-L-48021

    Allows night work for youths in the context of a training programme in health services. Also sets forth regulations regarding weekend work for youths. In this regard, permits a deviation from statutory weekly rest periods in training programmes for bakers, confectioners, butchers and dairy workers.

  6. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Amendment of the Act concerning the employment of children and young persons. Text No. 79.

    Adoption: 1997-07-14 | AUT-1997-L-48008

    Numerous amendments to definitions and scope of application of the principal Act. The Act shall apply to persons up through the end of their 18th year; children are defined as persons to the end of their 15th year, or to the end of their obligation to attend school. Allows children to work in family enterprises and enables local officials to permit child work in certain entertainment productions. Youths under 15 who are attending work training programmes may work no more than 35 hours per week during periods where there is no school. Young workers shall have two consecutive days off during the week, including a Sunday; youths who work on a Saturday shall have the following Saturday free. Also amends provisions concerning the use of machinery and dangerous substances by young workers, and provisions of the General Social Insurance Act regarding insurance for apprentices.

  7. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act regulating Work at bakery enterprises (Bakery Worker Act 1996) and amending the Act on the Employment of Children and Young Persons 1987 and the Rest Period Act.

    Adoption: 1996-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 1996-07-01 | AUT-1996-L-45608

    Limits work to 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, and regulates overtime and mandatory periods of rest. Apprentices above the age of 15 may be employed after 4AM under certain conditions; women apprentices may only be employed before 6AM if the employer can guarantee or provide safe transport to and from the workplace. Also available in Dittrich/Tades, Arbeitsrecht, Text No. 90.

  8. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act amending the Agricultural Labour Act of 1984 and the Agricultural and Forestry Vocational Training Act.

    Adoption: 1992-08-04 | AUT-1992-L-31694

    Protection of young workers (hours of work, dangerous jobs, disciplinary sanctions) and regulation of apprenticeship.

  9. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act amending the Federal Act on the employment of children and young persons. (No 175/1992)

    Adoption: 1992-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-01 | AUT-1992-L-29665

    The amendments deal with the employment of young persons on Sundays in the hotel trade.

  10. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the law regarding social rights (Social Rights Amendment 1988 Act; 44th amendment to the General Social Security Act; amendment of the Special Assistance Act and of the Act on night shift work and heavy work). Text No. 609.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4485

    This Act introduces numerous amendments to the General Social Security Act (LS 1955 - Aus. 3... 1961 - Aus. 2), particularly in regard to retirement pensions, employment injury and sickness insurance. In a measure to be phased in by 1994, time spent in full-time education will no longer count towards entitlement to a pension. In addition, the period on which average wages are based for purposes of calculating a pension will be extended from 10 to 15 years, also on a phased-in basis until 1992. Where a person receives two pensions, a portion of the second pension which exceeds a certain amount will be withheld. The Act also provides for pension insurance for time spent caring for a handicapped child and introduces new provisions regarding employment injuries involving a person who is over the age of 50. Finally, it contains transitional measures under the Special Assistance Act (BGBl. 642/1973, as amended) and the Act on night shift work and heavy work (BGBl. 354/1981, as amended).

  11. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 24 November 1987 amending the Act of 1967 on family subsidies and the Act of 1987 on the federal budget. Text No. 604.

    Adoption: 1987-11-24 | AUT-1987-L-4590

    Amends the Act on family subsidies (LS 1967 - Aus. 2) in particular by adding a new Division IIa (Family subsidies in case of severe hardship; ss. 38a-39c). Extends coverage from students under age 25 to those under age 27.

  12. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Economic Opportunities and the Economy and Transport of 12 August 1987 amending the Order on the prohibition and limitation of work by young persons. Text No. 419.

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | AUT-1987-R-4583

    Amends the Order of the Federal Ministries of Social Administration and Commerce, Trades and Industry of 2 Oct. 1981 on the prohibition and limitation of work by young persons. The amendments permit young persons to engage in fueling, loading and driving vehicles under certain conditions.

  13. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Federal Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Economic Opportunities and Economy and Transport of 12 August 1987 on weekly report forms for young persons [in employment]. Text No. 420.

    Adoption: 1987-08-12 | AUT-1987-R-4584

    Sets forth the model form for weekly reports to be made in connection with young persons who are working while receiving training as drivers.

  14. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - 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.

  15. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 3 July 1987 amending the Federal Act respecting the employment of children and young persons [LS 1982 - Aus. 1 (cons.)]. Text No. 338.

    Adoption: 1987-07-03 | AUT-1987-L-3957

    Inserts a new subsection (9) in s. 11 providing that a young person being trained as a driver may spend no more than four hours per day and 20 hours per week at the wheel. Adds new subsections (5) and (6) to s. 15 calling for driving breaks every two hours and falling within working hours. New s. 26a deals with recordkeeping in relation to time spent at the wheel.

  16. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 15 May 1987 amending the 1948 Act on persons serving under contracts of employment [BGBl. No. 86/1948], as last amended by BGBl. No. 388/1986]. Text No. 238.

    Adoption: 1987-05-15 | AUT-1987-L-3959

    The amendments set forth new rates for wages and other payments, and refer to conditions of Austrian citizenship and minimum age in relation to the application of certain sections. Various dates of entry into force are contained in s. VI.

  17. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning the employment of children and young persons. (BGBl. 1987/599). Text 40. (Kinder- und Jugendlichen-Beschäftigungsgesetz (KJBG)) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1987 | AUT-1987-L-42256

    Sets out protection standards for both working children and young persons. This Act is applicable to all kinds of employment, including apprenticeships. Sections 2 to 10 concern children's protection. The persons covered are minors who have not finished school yet and who are obligated by law to attend a school (section 2). In principle children shall not work, except children 12 years old and above, who are allowed to do the kind of light work described in section 5. Young persons enjoy special protection regarding their daily working time, rest periods and night work, and they shall not work from 8PM to 6AM, as well as on Sundays and statutory holidays. Section 28 of this Act provides an exception during states of emergency which must be approved by the labour inspectorate pursuant to Section 20. The labour inspectorate must hear the employer and the young persons' representatives before it can make its decision. Consolidated text.

  18. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the federal Act [of 1 July 1948:LS 1948-Aus. 3...1962-Aus.1]respecting the employment of children and young persons. Text No. 229.

    Adoption: 1982-04-28 | AUT-1982-L-10425

    Numerous amendments.

  19. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration and the Federal Minister of Commerce, Trades and Industry respecting the prohibitions and restrictions on the employment of young persons. Text No. 527.

    Adoption: 1981-10-02 | AUT-1981-R-11131

    List of prohibited establishments and types of work.

  20. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Social Administration, Industry and Trade (BGBl. 1981/527). [Text 40a].

    Adoption: 1981-10-02 | AUT-1981-R-42257

    Enumerates the sectors in which young persons must not work, and specific kinds of work that that they must not perform. These fields include those dealing with matters involving health hazards such as chemicals. The Ordinance's scope of application includes all young persons covered by the Act concerning work protection of children and young persons. Consolidated text.

  21. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maritime Navigation Ordinance. Text No. 189.

    Adoption: 1981-04-08 | AUT-1981-R-11121

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Transport and Communications respecting maritime navigation. Provisions, inter alia, as to the care of the sick (ss. 44-58), crew accommodation (ss.59-74), galleys and rations (ss. 75-81), the protection of workers (ss. 82-150), muster rolls (ss. 184-188), medical examinations (ss.189-193) and sea service books (ss.194-198) .

  22. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the federal Act [Text 146 of 1948: LS 1948-Aus. 3...1962-Aus.1] respecting the employment of children and young persons. No. 110

    Adoption: 1979-02-23 | AUT-1979-L-12422

    Amends ss. 7 and 17.

  23. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration respecting the physical fitness of workers for certain activities. Text No. 39.

    Adoption: 1973-12-14 | AUT-1973-R-15523

    Schedule contains a table indicating the intervals and type of special medical examinations to be given in the event of exposure to toxic substances.

  24. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Administration respecting the operation of bodies representing young employees in establishments. Text No. 13.

    Adoption: 1972-12-22 | AUT-1972-R-16333

  25. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Construction Workers Leave and Severance Pay Act (Text No. 414/1972). (Bauarbeiter-Urlaubs- und Abfertigungsgesetzes)

    Adoption: 1972-10-22 | AUT-1972-L-16324

    Repeals the Building Workers' Leave Act 1957 (LS 1968 - Aus. 1 (consolidation).

  26. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the federal Act [No. 146 of 1948: LS 1948 - Aus. 3 ... 1962 - Aus. 1] respecting the employment of children and young persons. Text No. 470.

    Adoption: 1971-12-15 | AUT-1971-L-17128

    Amends Art. II (1) of the amending Act No. 103 of 1969.

  27. Austria - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the federal Act [of 1 July 1948/2] respecting the employment of children and young persons. Text No. 103.

    Adoption: 1969-02-13 | AUT-1969-L-17978

    Amends s. 25 (medical examination).


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