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Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Austria

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Austria. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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How do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Austria. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Austria typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent's global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Austria in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Austria.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Austria.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Austria.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.

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Employer Costs in Austria

Employer costs include Pension, Family Burdens Equalization Levy, and Sickness. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

Employee Income Taxes in Austria

The rate of personal taxation varies depending on the income tax bracket the individual belongs to. This ranges between 0% - 55%.

Employee Social Contributions in Austria

Employee contributions include Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. This list is non-exhaustive, please contact us for further information.

Working Hours in Austria

The typical work week in Austria consists of 40 hours per week (this may vary depending on industry and Collective Bargaining Agreements). Maximum working hours and mandatory paid overtime are compulsory and cannot be waived or contracted out of for any employee of any type (except medical doctors).

Holidays & Vacation in Austria

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 - New Year's Day (New Year's Day)
  • Thursday, Jan 06, 2022 - Epiphany (Epiphany)
  • Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 - Easter Sunday (Easter Sunday)
  • Monday, Apr 18, 2022 - Easter Monday (Easter Monday)
  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 - Staatsfeiertag (Staatsfeiertag)
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Ascension Day (Ascension Day)
  • Sunday, Jun 05, 2022 - Pentecost (Pentecost)
  • Monday, Jun 06, 2022 - Whit Monday (Whit Monday)
  • Thursday, Jun 16, 2022 - Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi)
  • Monday, Aug 15, 2022 - Assumption (Assumption)
  • Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 - National Holiday (National Holiday)
  • Tuesday, Nov 01, 2022 - All Saints' Day (All Saints' Day)
  • Thursday, Dec 08, 2022 - Immaculate Conception (Immaculate Conception)
  • Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 - Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve)
  • Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 - Christmas Day (Christtag)
  • Monday, Dec 26, 2022 - Boxing Day (Stefanitag)
  • Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 - New Year's Eve (New Year's Eve)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Austria

Employees in Austria are entitled to 6 weeks at full pay (0-12 months of service), 8 weeks at full pay (1 – 15 years of service), and an additional 4 weeks at half pay.

When certain criteria are met the state will refund up to 50% of sick pay.

Parental Leave in Austria

Maternity leave: Austria has strong maternity leave regulations, including 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after birth at full pay. The law restricts some work activities for pregnant women and mothers within the 8 weeks before and 8 weeks after birth. In addition, Austrian law prohibits certain activities for the entire duration of the pregnancy.

Paternity leave: Paternity leave in Austria includes unpaid leave up to the child’s second birthday, but the mother and father cannot take leave at the same time.

Unpaid childcare leave: Austria currently allows for full-time unpaid childcare leave from the end of maternity leave until the child is aged 3.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Austria

The statutory minimum is 5 weeks (or 25 working days - for a 5-day week) of paid annual leave per year in Austria, for all employees that have worked 6 continuous months.

Employees with over 25 years of employment are entitled to an increase up to 6 weeks, or 30 working days of paid annual leave per year.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Austria

Every month starting from the second month of employment, the employer is obligated to contribute 1.53% towards a provision fund. When the employment relationship is terminated, the employee may be entitled to severance pay. There are unique situations when an employee would not qualify for severance.

Termination in Austria

Termination in Austria is less difficult than in other countries. Nevertheless, there are a range of reasons that an employer can use to terminate an employee, which depend on the specific circumstances. 

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* These employer costs are subject to frequent updates, and can depend on a variety of employee variables. They are only a ballpark estimate, and the actual figure may be above or below the quoted amount based on a number of variables. These estimates represent a monthly average each year. In some cases, contribution maximums will lead to payments earlier in the year being larger, before being reduced once max is hit. If a 13th and 14th month are applicable, these have been pro-rated into the gross salaries.

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Grow Your Global Team

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It's important to note that labour laws and regulations in Austria are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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Source: Trustpilot and G2 reviews in November 2022