COVID-19 and Labour Law: Austria


  • Martin Risak University of Wien



Covid-19, Labour Law, Short-time work, Health and safety, Paid care leave


Austria has shut-down significant parts of the economy as well as public life since mid-March 2020 including schools, universities, shops, services and restaurants. Since May the measures have been relaxed towards a “new normality”. 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.



How to Cite

Risak, M. (2020). COVID-19 and Labour Law: Austria. Italian Labour Law E-Journal, 13(1S).