COVID-19 and Labour Law: Austria

Martin Risak
2020
Austria has shut-down significant parts of the economy as well as public life since mid-March including schools, universities, shops, services and restaurants. To counter dismissals a rather generous short-time work scheme was introduced that guarantees the employees an income at 80 – 90% of their former net wage. The other measures include special precautions for employees with high risks of serious etiopathology, special care leave and an obligation to use holidays and time credits.
doi:10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10787 fatcat:676qdmnj5bfkzgn7ndwxgz73gm