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  1. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Working Time Act, Rest Periods Act and Workplace Security Act (BGBl I 114/2016). - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2016-L-104213

    Article 1. Amendment to the Working Time Act provisions on rest period in certain professions. Collective agreement regarding rest periods can also be concluded.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act on weekly rest, rest periods and statutory holidays: provisions regarding collective rest periods agreement and their length
    Article 2. Amendment to the Workplace Security Act minor amendments in numbering.

  2. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Construction Workers Leave and Severance Pay Act, Construction Workers Bad Weather Compensation Act 1957, Workers' Severance Pay Act, Worker Protection Act, Construction Work Coordination Act and Labour Inspection Act (BGBl I 72/2016) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-01 | AUT-2016-L-104207

    Article 1. Amendment to the Construction Workers Leave and Severance Pay Act sections:
    § 13q Termination
    § 27 Inclusion in the system of leave and severance pay funds in the event of non-compliance with the compulsory registration
    § 31a Construction sites database
    Article 2. Amendment to the Construction Workers Bad Weather Compensation Act 1957: changes to numeration.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Workers' Severance Pay Act: severance payment arrangements.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Worker Protection Act: electronic ways of reporting.
    Article 5. Amendment to the Construction Work Coordination Act: electronic ways of reporting
    Article 6. Amendment to the Labour Inspection Act: Regarding Labour' inspectorate obligations.

  3. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Act to amend: Act on weekly rest, rest periods and statutory holidays (BGBl. I Nr. 91/2014) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2014-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | AUT-2014-L-98826

    Amendments regarding rest periods for professional drivers and method of verification in line with the EU Regulation No. 165/2014.

  4. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Act to amend: Act on the hours of work in health institutions (BGBl. I Nr. 76/2014) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2014-11-11 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | AUT-2014-L-98824

    Regulation concerning working hours in health services (medical staff, pharmacist), describes cases where extended working time is allowed and length of such extended service.
    § 11b. Approval (new section).

  5. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Holidays Act and the Agricultural Employment Act 1984 - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-27 | AUT-2012-L-93623

    Article 1. Amendment to the Holidays Act: the period is extended in accordance with the fathers leave Act and Maternity Protection Act
    Article 2. Amendment to the Agricultural Employment Act 1984 in relation to the period extension.

  6. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Federal Act on arrangement of Hours of Work and Act on Rest Periods (BGBl. I Nr. 124/2008). (Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Arbeitszeitgesetz und das Arbeitsruhegesetz geändert werden (Änderung des Arbeitszeitgesetzes und des Arbeitsruhegesetzes)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2008-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 2008-07-16 | AUT-2008-L-87678

    Article 1 Working Hours Act amendments concerning sections
    § 18a. Workers in tram and cable car companies
    § 18e. Flying Personnel and conditions of issuing Air Operator's Certificate (AOCV 2008), limit of working hours
    § 18f. Special provisions for workers of the main or branch train station cross border staff working hours
    § 18g. Daily rest,
    § 18h. Rest periods for train crews
    § 18i. Driving time for drivers
    § 18k. Working time records
    § 18j. Exceptions for the national transport
    §§ 24-33. Circulation duty
    Article 2 Amendments to the Act on Rest Periods
    §§ 19-33. Special provisions for cross-border train staff employed and flying part-time personnel regulations are valid respectively.

  7. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act amending the Working Time Act and Act on Rest Periods (No. 30 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2004-04-27 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | AUT-2004-L-67666

    Amends Working Time Act with regard to railway workers, seafarers, and air transport workers. Provides for daily and weekly rest periods. Makes similar amendments to Act on Rest Periods.

  8. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act on the Adaptation of Labour Contract Law, the Holidays Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act (No. 89 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-06-25 | AUT-2002-L-62101

    Amendments with respect to leave in the event of death of a close relative.

  9. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Amendment of the Hours of Work Act and the Act on weekly rest periods and statutory holidays (No. 46).

    Adoption: 1997-04-24 | AUT-1997-L-49098

    Amends provisions regarding arrangement of working time. Allows normal working time to be shortened or lengthened to permit more felxible free time. In shift work, the normal working time can be extended up to 12 hours, as long as an average of 40 hours a week is maintained. S. 5 provides that works agreements or enterprises not subject to a collective agreement may extend normal working time to 60 hours a week in the case of "on call" workers (Arbeitsbereitschaft). Also provides for overtime pay, maximum hours of work, rest periods for truck drivers, and the use of working time credit systems, whereby workers can save up extra hours of work.

  10. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act regarding opening hours for shops 1991 (Text No. 4).

    Adoption: 1997-01-10 | AUT-1997-L-47997

    Prolongs opening hours of certain shops, including bakeries. Inserts a new section which allows regional governments to extend opening hours of shops until 20h if over 50 per cent of a community commutes to work and thus requires longer shopping hours. Longer business hours shall also be possible for shops which employ not more than two members of the shop owner's family.

  11. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Act amending the Act regarding rest from work [Text No. 5].

    Adoption: 1997-01-10 | AUT-1997-L-47998

    Amends the Act regarding rest from work (Arbeitsruhegesetz, BGBl No. 144/1983). Allows work on Saturdays after 13h, provided that the employee has the following Saturday free. This does not apply to certain types of retail work, and collective agreements may deviate from these provisions.

  12. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Minister for Labour and Social Affairs changing the Ordinance on Rest Periods.

    Adoption: 1995-02-28 | AUT-1995-R-41062

    Changes section III Z lit. (f) and (g) concerning presses, steel works and forges.

  13. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Ordinance regarding rest periods. Text No. 942.

    Adoption: 1994-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-11-29 | AUT-1994-R-41102

    Concerns exceptions with respect to the Act concerning weekly rest and public holidays.

  14. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs amending the Act regarding rest periods. Text No. 851.

    Adoption: 1994-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 1994-11-04 | AUT-1994-R-41137

    Amendment with respect to both weekly rest and statutory holidays pursuant to section 12 of the Act concerning labour rest periods.

  15. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs amending the Regulation concerning rest periods. Text No. 815.

    Adoption: 1994-10-11 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-11 | AUT-1994-R-41100

    Concerns exceptions with respect to the law regarding the working week.

  16. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Questions Amending the Ordinance on Rest Periods.

    Adoption: 1993-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-19 | AUT-1993-R-34611

    Ordinance amending section III figure 18 of the Schedule to the Ordinance on rest periods regarding exceptions for weekend and public holiday rest.

  17. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act regarding opening hours for shops (Öffnungszeitengesetz, BGBl. 1992/50). [Text 36].

    Adoption: 1991 | AUT-1991-L-42253

    Stipulates the regular opening time for all kind of establishments selling merchandise to the public. Exempted from this basic regulation are some shops such as bakeries. There are also exceptions for special days such as Christmas Eve. Consolidated text.

  18. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 27 June 1990 amending the Parental Leave Act, the Maternity Protection Act 1979, the Agricultural Labour Act 1984, the Employees Act, the Agricultural Employees Act, the Holidays Act, the Construction Workers' Holidays and Termination of Employment Act, the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977, the Labour and Social Courts Act, the Collective Labour Relations Act, the General Social Insurance Act, the Families Equalization of Burdens Act 1967, the Enterprise Assistance Act, the Unpaid Leave Allowances Act, the Civil Service Act 1979, the Salaries Act 1956, the Pension Act 1965, the Contract Public Employees Act 1948, the Federal Forestry Service Act 1986, the Agricultural and Forestry Workers Service Act, the Labour Market Promotion Act and the Federal Act (BGBl No. 300/1990) amending the Continuation of Wage Payment Act, as well as making provision for a re-employment subsidy (Unpaid Leave Complementary Act).

    Adoption: 1990-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-07-01 | AUT-1990-L-22657

  19. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 27 June 1990 amending the Weekly Rest Act.

    Adoption: 1990-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 1990-07-01 | AUT-1990-L-22662

    Amends s.7(5) and (17). Concerns weekly rest for shift workers and makes provision for the employment of workers during weekends and holiday and trade fairs.

  20. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning fathers' leave for new-born babies (Eltern-Karenzurlaubgesetz (EKUG) BGBl. 1989/651). Text No. 52bb.

    Adoption: 1989-12-12 | AUT-1989-L-42821

    Provides for the right of male employees to take unpaid leave to care for their new-born babies. During the leave, the employment relationship remains intact, as paternity leave is to be considered as an extended holiday. The leave may commence at the end of the mother's prohibition to work (usually 8 weeks after birth) and is limited to the end of the child's second year of life. Paternity leave may only be taken by fathers residing in the same household as the child. Employees on such leave may not be dismissed during the period of their leave.

  21. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 28 June 1989 amending the Contract Employees Act 1948. Text No. 345.

    Adoption: 1989-06-28 | AUT-1989-L-8187

    Amendments concern, inter alia, reimbursement of training costs in case of cessation of employment (amended s. 30), teachers on contract (ss. 37 and 44) and their earning credit for extra performance (s. 45).

  22. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 6 July 1988 amending the Act on shop closing hours [BGBl., No. 203/1964]. Text No. 421.

    Adoption: 1988-07-06 | AUT-1988-L-6459

    Shops are to close at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. They may remain open until 5 p.m. one Saturday per month, or until 8 p.m. one other day each week.

  23. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 26 May 1988 amending the Contracts of Employment Act 1948 (39th consolidation) and the Federal Forestry Regulations 1986. Text No. 289.

    Adoption: 1988-05-26 | AUT-1988-L-6491

    Inter alia, provides for employees' release from work to pursue training (30 working days annually), governs calculation of time worked and sets forth wage and allowance rates.

  24. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 February 1988 amending the 1948 Act on contract services. Text No. 147.

    Adoption: 1988-02-25 | AUT-1988-L-6008

    Adds new subsection (m) to s. 1(3) of the Act, last amended in BGBl. No. 641/1987, regarding temporary replacement of postal and telegraph employees on holiday.

  25. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 10 February 1988 including certain types of firms within the coverage of the Act on leave and severance pay for construction workers [of 1972, as last amended by the Act contained in BGBl. No. 618/1987]. Text No. 114.

    Adoption: 1988-02-10 | AUT-1988-L-4889

  26. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Order of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 5 January 1988 amending the Order issued under the Act on rest periods and weekly rest [BGBl. No. 144/1983]. Text No. 89.

    Adoption: 1988-01-05 | AUT-1988-L-4888

    Adds the following activities to the exceptions permissible under the Order concerning rest on weekends and holidays: transport of perishable goods, handling of certain radioactive medical products for a short time, and certain activities related to taking bets for the lottery and ensuring the verification of data in relation thereto.

  27. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of 16 December 1987 amending the Ordinance on work certificates for entitlement to unemployment compensation. Text No. 4.

    Adoption: 1987-12-16 | AUT-1987-R-4683

    Concerns calculation of annual leave days as days worked in cases of a disagreement over entitlement to such leave or insolvency of the employer.

  28. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - 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.

  29. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act of 25 November 1987 amending the Construction Workers' Leave Act [BGBl. 414/1972], the Workers' Termination Act [BGBl. 107/1979] and the Insolvency (Wage Guarantee) Act [LS 1977 - Aus. 1]. Text No. 618.

    Adoption: 1987-11-25 | AUT-1987-L-4484

    This Act changes the title of the 1972 Act to the Construction Workers' Leave and Termination Act. It introduces a new Division III, entitled Conditions of Termination (ss. 13a-13h), which governs rights to severance pay in various cases. The amount of severance pay ranges from two months' wages for a worker who has completed 156 weeks of employment to twelve months' wages for a worker having worked over 1300 weeks (s. 13d). The Act also amends sections dealing with administration of the Leave and Severance Pay Fund and its financing and makes miscellaneous conforming amendments. A new subsection (3) is added to s. 2 of the Workers' Termination Act of 1979 in regard to calculating continuous service. The Insolvency (Wage Guarantee) Act is amended to provide, inter alia, that employers are to pay a supplement; when it has been paid, no claim to severance pay can be made in case of insolvency (amendment of s. 12(1)(Z) and addition of subs. Z5 to s. 1(3)). With the exceptions detailed in Part V of this Act, the amendments entered into force 1 Oct. 1987.

  30. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - 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.

  31. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the federal Government respecting the grant of home leave. Text No. 120.

    Adoption: 1985-03-28 | AUT-1985-R-1366

    Concerns the public service. Repeals the Ordinance of 25 June 1974 on the same subject.

  32. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Loi sur les heures d'ouverture et de fermeture les dimanches et jours fériés - BZG. Texte No. 129.

    Adoption: 1984-03-07 | AUT-1984-L-441

    Loi fédérale concernant les heures d'ouverture et de fermeture des entreprises industrielles les dimanches et jours fériés. Abroge la loi fédérale du 16 janv. 1895, dans la teneur de la loi fédérale de 1958.

  33. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry for Social Administration regarding exceptions from the Act on weekly rest periods and public holidays (Arbeitsruhegesetz-Verordnung (ARG-VO), BGBl. 1984/149). Text 26.

    Adoption: 1984-01-18 | AUT-1984-R-42251

    Enumerates branches in which special kinds of work is allowed even during rest periods provided for in legislation.

  34. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act on weekly rest, rest periods and statutory holidays (BGBl. 1983/144). [Text 25]. (Arbeitsruhegesetz (ARG)) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1983-02-03 | AUT-1983-L-42250

    Employees must have a weekly rest period of thirty-six hours without interruption. During that time an employee may only be working under the circumstances provided under section 2, subsection 2 and sections 10 to 18 of this Act, where it is stipulated that only the absolutely indispensable number of employees to maintain the operation of a business can be obligated to work by their employer, with exceptions made for certain special work. The same principles also are valid for public holidays. Consolidated text.

  35. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act to standardize the legislation concerning holidays and the introduction of paid leave to look after persons in need of care (UrlG, BGBl. 1976/390). Text No. 52b.

    Adoption: 1976-07-07 | AUT-1976-L-42820

    Gives each employee the right to take paid holidays. The amount of time corresponds to the number of years the employee has worked for the employer. Also sets out employee's right to take extra paid leave in the event that the employee must look after persons in need of care living with him or her in the same household, or if the employee must care for the children due to the absence of the regular caretaker. This right is limited up to a period of one week (subsection 16(1)), but may be extended under conditions enumerated in subsection 16(2). Consolidated text.

  36. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Hours of Work Act [LS 1969 - Aus. 4 A].

    Adoption: 1974-12-28 | AUT-1974-L-14768

    Amends ss. 3, 9 and 10.

  37. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - 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.

  38. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend certain provision respecting vacation leave. Text No. 317.

    Adoption: 1971-07-13 | AUT-1971-L-17122

    Amends, inter alia, the Workers' Annual Leave Act of 1957 (LS 1961 - Aus. 1, 1968 - Aus. 1), the Home Work Act 1960, the Domestic Servants and Salaried Household Staff Act 1962 (LS 1962 - Aus. 2), the Salaried Employees Act 1921 (LS 1921 - Aus. 1), the Doorkeepers and Hall Porters Act 1970 and the Chauffeurs Act 1928.

  39. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Hours of Work Act [No. 416 of 11 Dec. 1969: LS 1969 - Aus. 4 A]. Text No. 238.

    Adoption: 1971-06-16 | AUT-1971-L-17116

    Amends ss. 9, 10 (overtime at time-and-a-half) and 29.

  40. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Organisation of Working Time (Working Time Act – AZG) Text No. 461. (Arbeitszeitgesetz AZG) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1969-12-11 | AUT-1969-L-17987

    A federal Act to regulate hours of work.

  41. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act on arrangement of hours of work (BGBl. 1969/461). Text 23. (Arbeitszeitgesetz (AZG)) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1969-12-11 | AUT-1969-L-42248

    Daily working hours are eight and weekly hours are forty, from the beginning to the end of each week without counting rest periods. Exceptions from this basic regulation can be allowed under the circumstances set out under sections 4 and 5 of this Act, for example in case of necessary emergency service and staggered hours of work. Working time can also be prolonged when there is a higher demand on work, but this prolongation is limited to the extent that every employee must work not more than five hours overtime a week and sixty hours during a year. Consolidated text.

  42. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    A federal Act to amend the Public Holidays (Cessation of work) Act. Text No. 264.

    Adoption: 1967-06-28 | AUT-1967-L-18882

    Amends s. 1 (list of holidays).

  43. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Holiday Rest Act (Feiertagsruhegesetz, BGBl. 1957/153). [Text 31].

    Adoption: 1957 | AUT-1957-L-48593

    Consolidated text with annotations.

  44. Austria - Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning pharmacies (RGBl. 1907/5).

    Adoption: 1906-12-18 | AUT-1906-L-42252

    Provides for opening hours in general and in case of emergency service. Consolidated text.


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