Littler Global Guide - Austria - Q1 2024

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Implementation of the Transparency Directive

Legal Compliance

Authors: Jakob Zöchling, Senior Associate, and Markus Loescher, Partner – Littler Austria

As part of the new legislation implementing the EU Directive on Transparent Working Conditions (Directive EU 2019/1152), employees in Austria will now have the right to work for multiple employers. Additionally, employers will only be able to require an employee to refrain from engaging in another employment relationship on a case-by-case basis. Employers will still have to comply with the maximum working hours and minimum rest period regulations.

The new legislation also requires employers to provide additional information, which has not been previously required, in employment contracts or worksheets. The additional required information includes the name of the social insurance provider, any entitlement to training provided by the employer, and employment termination procedures to be followed.

Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.