The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The international employment law guide for Austria is presented in a Q&A format. The questions are set out below. Please note that this guide is from the 2018 edition. The 2019 edition does not include an updated guide for this country. The guide can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink immediately below:
What are the main statutes and regulations relating to employment?
Is there any law prohibiting discrimination or harassment in employment? If so, what categories are regulated under the law?
What are the primary government agencies or other entities responsible for the enforcement of employment statutes and regulations?
Is there any legislation mandating or allowing the establishment of employees’ representatives in the workplace?
What are their powers?
Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against background checks on applicants? Does it make a difference if an employer conducts its own checks or hires a third party?
Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against requiring a medical examination as a condition of employment?
Are there any restrictions or prohibitions against drug and alcohol testing of applicants?
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