New Year’s Day - Epiphany - Easter Monday - Good Friday (for some) - Labor Day - Ascension Day - Whit Monday - Corpus Christi - Assumption Day - Austrian National Day - All Saints Day - Immaculate Conception Day - Christmas Day - Boxing Day / St. Stephen’s Day
The standard work period is eight hours a day and 40 hours per week, but collective bargaining agreements can shorten the regular workday and week.
Female employees receive 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave. Male employees may take up to one month of unpaid leave after the birth of a child.
Employees receive between 25 and 30 days of paid annual leave.
Employees are entitled to between six and 12 weeks of fully paid sick leave
Bonuses are common, with employees frequently receiving a 13th and 14th payment each equal to one-month salary.
The notice period generally is between six weeks and five months. Employers must pay severance.
Austria provides public health care that is financed through taxes and mandatory social health insurance contributions.
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