Employer of Record Austria
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Employer of Record in Austria
A Brief Guide to Austria
Austria has a high standard of living and is known for its excellent healthcare and education systems. It is also recognized for its environmental sustainability efforts, with a commitment to renewable energy and conservation practices. Austria has a parliamentary system of government and is a member of the European Union, the United Nations, and other international organizations.
83,871 square kilometers
Approximately 9 million
Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck
$450.8 billion USD
Human Development Index (HDI)
0.922 (very high)
Manufacturing, services, tourism, and agriculture
Business Culture in Austria
Business culture in Austria is formal, with an emphasis on professionalism, respect for authority, and building long-term relationships. Punctuality, conservative business attire, and direct communication are valued. Hierarchy is prevalent, with decisions often made by senior management. Personal relationships and trust are important, and small talk and socializing are common before getting down to business. Austrians appreciate competence and expertise in business dealings, and it’s important to be well-prepared for meetings.
Work-life balance is respected, and observing proper business etiquette, such as exchanging business cards and addressing colleagues with appropriate titles, is expected. Overall, success in Austrian business culture requires professionalism, formality, respect, and building strong relationships.
Payroll and Taxes
Payroll and Taxes in Austria
Standard practice in Austria is to have 14 pay months in a year. The additional two pay months are often paid as a separate bonus, typically in June and December, and are subject to the same payroll taxes and deductions as regular monthly salaries.
Employee taxation in Austria depends on various factors, including the employee’s income level, marital status, and number of dependents. In Austria, income tax rates are progressive, meaning that higher income levels are subject to higher tax rates:
Income Range (EUR)
Income Tax Rate
Up to 11,000
11,001 – 18,000
18,001 – 31,000
31,001 – 60,000
Employers cost in Austria go beyond just the gross salary paid to employees. Employers in Austria are also responsible for various employer costs, which may include:
Employer Costs in Austria
Approximate Percentage of Gross Salary
Social Security Contributions
22% – 24%
Health Insurance Contributions
3% – 4%
Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) Contributions
1% – 2%
Accident Insurance Contributions
1% – 2%
Pension Fund Contributions
1% – 2%
Employment Law in Austria
Employment Contracts: Employment contracts are typically in writing and must specify important details such as the duration of the employment, working hours, salary, and notice period for termination.
Working Hours: The standard maximum working time in Austria is 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day. Overtime work is generally limited to 10 hours per week or 20 hours per month. There are also specific regulations for night work, Sunday work, and public holiday work.
Employees Rights: Employees in Austria have various rights, such as the right to equal treatment, protection against discrimination, and freedom of association. There are also regulations related to working conditions, workplace safety, and employee representation.
Leave: Austrian employees are entitled to various types of leave, including paid annual leave (minimum of 25 working days per year), maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, and family care leave.
Termination: Termination of employment in Austria is subject to strict regulations, including notice periods that vary depending on the length of employment. Unjustified termination can result in claims for damages or reinstatement.
Collective Bargaining Agreements: Collective bargaining agreements are widely used in Austria and cover many aspects of employment, including wages, working hours, and other employment conditions. These agreements are negotiated between employers’ associations and trade unions.
Pension and Healthcare
There is no general legal requirement for employers in Austria to provide a mandatory employer pension (or retirement) plan for their employees. However, there are some industry-specific and company-specific collective bargaining agreements or employment contracts that may require employers to provide pension benefits or make contributions towards retirement savings on behalf of their employees.
Healthcare in Austria
A universal healthcare system exists in Austria, which means that all residents are entitled to healthcare services regardless of their income or employment status. The healthcare system is funded through a combination of social health insurance contributions from employees and employers, government subsidies, and general tax revenues.
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Austria Employer of Record Benefits
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