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  1. Austria - - Law, Act

    Social Insurance Organization Act (BGBl I 100/2018) (Sozialversicherungs-Organisationsgesetz – SV-OG) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | AUT-2018-L-109159

    The major aim of the Act is to implement an organizational reform of Austrian social insurance system:
    -consolidation of major social insurance institution into five under one umbrella organization (reduction of administrative costs and bodies)
    -harmonization of benefits regulations within insurance institutions.

  2. Austria - - Law, Act

    Second amendment of the employment law 2018 (BGBl I 102/2018) (2. Dienstrechts-Novelle) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | AUT-2018-L-109160

    The Act contains numerous amendments to the employment laws:
    -salary increase in 2019
    -corridor pensions available for female employees, in such case the maternity leave and period spent on child care are also computed toward pension. However two conditions are to be met: 62 years of age at the time of application for corridor pension and 40 years of employment (child care periods added)
    - telework
    -transfer of accumulated working hours (flextime credit), time span extended to up to one year
    -recommended reintegration part-time work for female employees returning to work after longer absence (six weeks or longer)
    -maternity leave to betaken up to the age of 64 year
    -accounting methods for care leave (flexible approach to half day and hourly work).

  3. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Labour Market Financing Act (BGBl I 87/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2018-L-109150

    Amendment of the § 2a:
    - half of the contributions to the unemployed insurance system on behalf of low income employees are to be borne by employers.
    -Self-employed, voluntarily insured in unemployment insurance system, also benefit from the lowering of minimal contribution base from 6 to 3% (EUR 44.89 instead of EUR 89.78).

  4. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Employment of Foreigners Act (BGBl I 94/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | AUT-2018-L-109151

    Amendments concern:
    -§ 12b Z 1 admission criteria, relation between obtaining certain admission point (given in appendix) and the level of salary
    — § 13 meeting long-term labour needs by employing foreign workers, when it comes to skilled jobs, admission requirement minimum points are lowered by 5 points:
    Appendix: Admission criteria for other key employees according to § 12b Z 1.

  5. Austria - - Law, Act

    Self-employed Social Insurance Act (BGBl I 100/2018) (Selbständigen-Sozialversicherungsgesetz – SVSG) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | AUT-2018-L-109158

    Part One General provisions
    Section 1
    Section 2 Tax exemption
    Section 3 Relations between the insurance provider and other providers, health professional and other contractual partners
    Part Two Administrative structure
    Section 1 Structure of the insurance provider
    Section 2 Administrative bodies
    Section 3 Tasks of the administrative bodies
    Section 4 Asset management
    Section 5 Federal supervision
    Section 6 Statutes, medical regulations and rules of procedure
    Section 7
    Part Three Final provisions

  6. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Family charges Equalisation Act 1967 (BGBl I 77/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | AUT-2018-L-109149

    Amendments to the § 6 Al. 2 concerns living expenses of physically or mentally disabled, when disability occurred during vocational training up to 25th year of age
    § 6 Al. 5 parents of disabled children are entitled to the same maintenance benefit as for orphans.

  7. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Foster Homes Victims Pensions Act (BGBl I 49/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AUT-2018-L-109144

    Amendments of the sections:
    . § 1 Al. 1 regarding persons who receive a lump-sum compensation payment after May 9, 1945, until 31 December 1999, after suffering violence in foster homes or other similar establishments (nursing, hospitals, psychiatric and medical and other), after reaching their retirement age, such persons are entitled to monthly pension benefit
    -§ 1 Al. 2 case of foster homes victims, who did not receive any compensation, nevertheless are also entitled to monthly pension
    -§ 19b. Transitional law (for the duration of one year)

  8. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Universities Act 2002 (BGBl I 52/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-08-15 | AUT-2018-L-109145

    Amendments to the following provisions of the Universities Act:
    -§ 29 Al. 6: organization of medical studies and carrying out patients examinations;
    -new § 35. Training institutions -for the purposes of medical institute students
    -new § 35b. Dental-clinical internship, the institute Senate will specify conditions and duration of such internship.

  9. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Working Time Act; Rest Periods Act ; and General Social Security Act (BGBl I 53/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-09-01 | AUT-2018-L-109147

    Article 1. Amendment to the Working Time Act: specific working hours' determination provisions; accounting for overtime when increased work is required; on call duties and rest periods
    Article 2. Amendment to the Rest Periods Act: specific working hours' determination provisions; new section § 12b. Temporary special work requirements
    Article 3. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: provisions regarding handling data and investigating possible misuse of benefits especially sickness benefit.

  10. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act; Employment Contract Law Harmonization Act; and Company Pension Act (BGBl I 54/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2018-L-109148

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: provisions related to reintegration benefit
    Article 2. Amendment to the Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act: assessment basis for the reintegration benefit
    Article 3. Amendment to the Employment Contract Harmonization Act: conditions to be met for the reintegration part-time — at least six weeks incapacity to work due to illness or accident, reintegration must commence within one month period after incapacity terminates. Extension of reintegration part-time in writing, minimum weekly working hour at least 12 hours, other detailed requirements to be met.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Company Pension Act: benefit entitlements after employment termination.

  11. Austria - - Law, Act

    Amendment of the employment Law 2018 (BGBl I 60/2018) (Dienstrechts-Novelle 2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-08-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-08 | AUT-2018-L-109161

    The Act introduces below amendments to the employment law:
    -Compliance and integrity: legislation standardization regarding prohibition of accepting gifts and regulation of participation in business related events
    -Equality of contract staff within private sector with regard to the possibility of claiming part-time reintegration
    -Equal status of federal employees with guards in case of serious accidents
    -legal clarification for financial compensation with no prior vocational training background.

  12. Austria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Arbitration Board at the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, declaring the collective agreement charter for employees of private educational institutions (BGBl II 133/2018) (133. Verordnung des Bundeseinigungsamtes beim Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz, mit der der Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer der privaten Bildungseinrichtungen zur Satzung erklärt wird) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-01 | AUT-2018-R-108204

    § 1. Scope of the charter
    § 2. Content of the charter
    § 3. Entry into force and validity of the charter.

  13. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Act establishing the Federal Pension Fund (BGBl I 34/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-25 | AUT-2018-L-108194

    The Act amends provisions related to data protection.

  14. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend Federal Act concerning the Protection of Personal Data (BGBl I 23/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-25 | AUT-2018-L-108192

    Amendments adjust the Austrian laws to the EU Directive and Regulation on Data protection.

  15. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Data Protection Act (Data Protection Deregulation Act 2018) (BGBl I 24/2018) (Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Datenschutzgesetz geändert wird (DatenschutzDeregulierungs-Gesetz 2018)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-25 | AUT-2018-L-108193

    The amendments incorporate the EU Directive and Regulation on personal data protection. New sections added:
    § 9. Freedom of expression and information
    § 11. Data Protection Authority Warning.

  16. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Federal Constitutional Law; Federal Act on organization of the Administrative Court; Administrative Court Act 1985 and Constitutional Court Act 1953 (BGBl I 22/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-25 | AUT-2018-L-108202

    The amendments incorporate the EU Data protection Directive and Regulation into below Laws:
    Article 1. Amendment to the Federal Constitutional Law
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Act on organization of the Administrative Court: Section 6 Data protection § 24a.
    Article 3. Amendment to the Administrative Court Act 1985: Subsection 5 Data protection § 76a.
    Article 4. Amendment to the Constitutional Court Act 1953: § 88b.

  17. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Labour Market Financing Act (BGBl I 14/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2018-L-108191

    Amendments to the § 2a Al. 1 regarding the amount of unemployment insurance contribution (with a different monthly contribution basis).

  18. Austria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Federal Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection on temporary employment of foreigners in summer tourism (BGBl II 73/2018) (73. Verordnung der Bundesministerin für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz für die befristete Beschäftigung von AusländerInnen im Sommertourismus) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-20 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-01 | Date of end of application: 2018-09-31 | AUT-2018-R-108195

    Regulation gives quotas for seasonal temporary employment of foreigners split into provinces. Such working permit shall nor exceed 25 weeks, expiring on the 31st October 2018.

  19. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend Farmers' Social Insurance Act (BGBl I 7/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-18 | AUT-2018-L-108189

    The amendment of Farmers' Social Insurance Act sets conditions for partial social insurance contributions reimbursement.

  20. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Universities Act (BGBl I 8/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-31 | AUT-2018-L-108190

    The amendment introduces new sections:
    § 12a. Establishing global budgets for the universities
    § 12b. General Austrian University Development Plan
    Part 3a Access arrangements in the context of capacity-based, student-orientated university financing:
    § 71a Goals
    § 71b Admission to particularly popular bachelor and diploma studies
    § 71c Supplementary provisions for admission to studies affected by the German limitation quota
    § 71d Admission to bachelor's and diploma studies which are in particular demand.

  21. Austria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of the Federal Minister of Justice on the amount of remuneration for prisoners (BGBl II 6/2018) (6. Verordnung des Bundesministers für Justiz über die Höhe der Arbeitsvergütung der Strafgefangenen) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-01-10 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2018-R-108203

    The regulation gives the amount of hourly rate available for inmates performing various types of work. Repeals the Regulation on prisoners wages of 2016

  22. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend Unemployment Insurance Act 1977 (BGBl I 157/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-17 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106388

    Amending provisions related to emergency situations and economic conditions of unemployed.

  23. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Employment Contracts Act; Act on Employment contract in agricultural and forestry; Act concerning the payment of wages for sick employees; Domestic Workers Act; Act on vocational training; Civil Code and Agricultural Employment Act 1984 (BGBl I 153/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106386

    Article 1. Amendment to the Employment Contracts Act: employee financial situation during illness or accident, termination of employment, severance pay
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act on Employment contract in agricultural and forestry: salary entitlement during illness or after accident (also at work), termination of employment
    Article 3. Amendment to the Act concerning the payment of wages for ill employees: seniority allowance, continuation payment after termination of employment
    Article 4. Amendment to the Domestic Workers Act: seniority allowance, continuation payment after termination of employment
    Article 5. Amendment to the Act on vocational training: changes to numbering
    Article 6. Amendment to the Civil Code: § 1159 Termination of employment
    Article 7. Amendment to the Agricultural Employment Act: situation during illness, § 28. Termination of employment.

  24. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend Wages Guarantee in case of Insolvency Act and Vocational Training Act (BGBl I 154/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106387

    Article 1. Amendment to the Wages Guarantee in case of Insolvency Act: creation of Insolvency Remuneration Fund to cover teaching in vocational schools
    Article 2. Amendment to the Federal Act on vocational training of apprentices: cost of teachers and students accommodation in vocational schools hostels.
    Act repeals also § 2b of the Labour Market Financing Act from 31 December 2019.

  25. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act; Farmers' Social Insurance Act; Pensions Act 1965; Theatre Pension Act; Railway Pensions Act; and Emoluments Act (Pension Adjustment Act 2018 - PAG 2018) (BGBl I 151/2017) (Pensionsanpassungsgesetz 2018 – PAG 2018 ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-10 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106385

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act §711. Pension Adjustment 2018 - pensions valorisation
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act: § 369. Pension Adjustment 2018 - pensions valorisation
    Article 3. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act: § 362. Pension Adjustment 2018 - pensions valorisation
    Article 4. Amendment to the Pensions Act 1965 incorporates amendments from articles 5-7
    Article 5. Amendment to the Theatre Pension Act: provisions regarding pensions adjustment
    Article 6. Amendment to the Railway Pensions Act: provisions regarding pensions adjustment
    Article 7. Amendment to the Emoluments Act changes to numbering.

  26. Austria - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Labour, Social and Consumer Protection on the early release of expectant mothers (Maternity Protection Ordinance – MSchV) (BGBl II 310/2017) (310. Verordnung des Bundesministers für Arbeit, Soziales und Konsumentenschutz über die vorzeitige Freistellung werdender Mütter (Mutterschutzverordnung – MSchV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-10 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-R-106389

    § 1. General provisions
    § 2. Medical indications
    § 3. Authorization to issue specialist exemption certificates
    § 4. Issuance, form and content of the exemption certificate
    § 5. Transitional provision
    § 6. Final provision

  27. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Social Insurance Act; Farmers' Social Insurance Act; and Income Tax Act 1988 (Social Security Assignment Act - SV-ZG) (BGBl I 125/2017) (Sozialversicherungs-Zuordnungsgesetz – SV-ZG ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106383

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: new sections: § 188b. Other preventive measures, in Part V new Section IIa: § 330a Prohibition of recovering nursing costs; § 330b. Provision of funds to eliminate the recovery of nursing costs; § 412a. Procedure for clarifying the insurance assignment; § 412b. Insurance assignment on the basis of a provisional determination of facts (reassignment); § 412c. Binding effect, notification delivery; § 412d Insurance assignment based on the registration for compulsory insurance (preliminary check); § 412e Insurance assignment upon request
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Insurance Act: compulsory insurance contributions determinants; new § 194b. Procedure for clarifying the insurance assignment, binding effect
    Article 3. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act: compulsory insurance contributions determinants; § 182a. Procedure for clarifying the insurance assignment, binding effect
    Article 4. Amendment to the Income Tax Act 1988: tax treatment of insurance assignment.

  28. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Worker Protection Act; Labour Inspection Act 1993; Working Time Act; Rest Periods Act; Maternity Protection Act 1979; General Social Security Act; Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act; and Employment Protection Act 1991 (Employee Protection Deregulation Act) (BGBl I 126/2017) (ArbeitnehmerInnenschutz-Deregulierungsgeset ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106384

    Article 1. Amendment to the Worker Protection Act: new sections: § 30. Protection of non smokers
    § 52a. Electronic transmission of results including assessment
    § 56. Authorized doctors
    Article 2. Amendment to the Labour Inspection Act 1993 duties related to employees protection
    Article 3. Amendment to the Working Time Act: changes in numbering
    Article 4. Amendment to the Rest Periods Act changes in numbering
    Article 5. Amendment to the Maternity Protection Act 1979: extended period of not performing work for mothers to be depending on medical condition
    Article 6. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: regarding maternity pay
    Article 7. Amendment to the Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act: period of not performing work for mothers to be depending on medical condition
    Article 8. Amendment to the Employment Protection Act 1991: military service

  29. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Construction Workers’ Annual Leave and Severance Pay Act; and Construction Workers Bad Weather Compensation Act 1957 (BGBl I 114/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-01 | AUT-2017-L-106382

    Article 1. Amendment to the Construction Workers’ Annual Leave and Severance Pay Act: new section § 3c. Fatality: death of the employee; holiday and severance payment fund
    Article 2. Amendment to the Construction Workers Bad Weather Compensation Act 1957: changes in numbering and wording.

  30. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act on Pension Benefit for Victims of Foster Institutions Violence (Homes Victim Pensions Act -HOG)(BGBl I 69/2017) (Bundesgesetz betreffend die Rentenleistung für Opfer von Gewalt in Heimen (Heimopferrentengesetz-HOG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106380

    § 1. Persons group
    § 2. Benefit
    § 3. Decision makers
    § 4. Coincidence of similar claims
    § 5. Application, beginning and end of the benefit
    § 6. Procedure in litigation
    § 7. Notifications and appeals
    § 8. Notifications requirements
    § 9. Replacement for wrongfully received services
    § 10. Disbursement
    § 11. Cooperation and data usage
    § 12.
    § 13. Income tax and waiver of fees
    § 14. Costs and costs reimbursement
    § 15. Pension Commission
    § 16. Promoting projects for victims of homes violence
    § 17. Transferred domain of impact
    § 18. References
    § 19. Execution and financing
    § 20. Entry into force.

  31. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act on Labor Market Integration of fit to work persons, entitled to asylum and subsidiary protection beneficiaries as well as asylum seekers, for whom the award of international protection is likely, within the framework of an integration year (Integration Year Act – IJG) (BGBl I 75/2017) (Bundesgesetz zur Arbeitsmarktintegration von arbeitsfähigen Asylberechtigten und subsidiär Schutzberechtigten sowie AsylwerberInnen, bei denen die Zuerkennung des internationalen Schutzes wahrscheinlich ist, im Rahmen eines Integrationsjahres (Integrationsjahrgesetz – IJG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-09-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106381

    Article 1. Integration Year Act
    § 1. Purpose
    § 2. Target group
    § 3. Integration year
    § 4. Integration Card
    § 5. Arrangements
    § 6. Tasks allocation
    § 7. Data transmission and processing
    § 8. Guideline
    § 9. References
    § 10. Execution
    § 11. Entry into force
    Article 2. Amendment to the Labour Market Financing Act: financial quota for years 2017-2018 for the purpose of Integration Year Act implementation.

  32. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act for the Integration of Persons without Austrian Nationality Legally Resident in Austria (Integration Act -IntG) (BGBl I 68/2017) (Bundesgesetz zur Integration rechtmäßig in Österreich aufhältiger Personen ohne österreichische Staatsbürgerschaft (Integrationsgesetz– IntG) ) - Act on-line in English/German

    Adoption: 2017-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106432

    Part I General provisions
    Part II Integration Measures
    -Chapter 1 Promotion of language learning and orientation for persons entitled to asylum and persons holding subsidiary protection status
    -Chapter 2 Promotion of language learning and orientation for legally settled third country nationals
    Part III Institutional Measures
    -Chapter 1 Expert Council for Integration and Advisory Committee on Integration
    -Chapter 2 Integration monitoring and integration research
    Part IV Penal and Final provisions

  33. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Act to combat wage dumping and social dumping; and Act to fight Social Fraud (BGBl I 64/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2017-06-01 | AUT-2017-L-106378

    Article 1. Amendment to the Act to combat wage dumping and social dumping: regarding to data gathered of mobile and posted workers and mobile workers in transport sector
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act to fight Social Fraud: electronic delivery of messages.

  34. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Employment of Foreigners Act and General Social Security Act (BGBl I 66/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2019-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106379

    Article 1. Amendment to the Employment of Foreigners Act: regarding expatriate workers; new sections: § 5. Seasonal workers and harvest workers
    § 18 Workers on secondment, and cross-border workforce Leasing
    § 18a. Company Internal transferred foreign employees
    § 20f. Admission procedure for internally transferred employees and their families
    § 24. Evaluation of independent key workers and start-up founders
    Annex B: Admission criteria for skilled workers in shortage occupations according to § 12a
    Annex D. Admission criteria for start-up founders according to § 24 Al. 2
    Article 2. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: related to employee insurance; § 3b Z 11a implementing the EU Directive on seasonal workers.

  35. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend General Social Security Act (BGBl I 49/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-01 | AUT-2017-L-106377

    Amendment to the § 351c regarding price determination of medical product in line with the EU average price set by the Pricing Committee.

  36. Austria - - Law, Act

    Deregulation Act 2017 (BGBl I 40/2017) (Deregulierungsgesetz 2017 ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106376

    SECTION 1. E-Government
    SECTION 2. Finance, Justice and Family
    SECTION 3. Labour Law
    Article 12. Amendment to the Working Time Act: repealed § 24; weekly rest period for drivers
    Article 13. Amendment to the Rest period Act: repealed § 23; weekly rest period for drivers
    Article 14. Amendment to the Act on the hours of work in health institutions: . § 9 repealed
    Article 15. Amendment to the Bakery Workers Act 1996: obligation to publish information via electronic devices
    Article 16. Amendment to the Maternity Protection Act 1979: §§ 17 and 32 repealed; § 25. prohibition on Sunday and holiday work does not apply
    Article 17. Amendment to the Children and Adolescents Employment Act 1987: changes to numbering, information transmission through electronic devices
    Article 18. Amendment to the Equal Treatment Act: § 60 repealed;
    Article 19. Amendment to the Act on Home Work: § 8 Al.2 regarding home employment contract or home work rate
    Article 20. Amendment to the Worker Protection Act: § 129. Mandatory requirement - repealed
    Article 21. Amendment to the Employment of Persons with Disabilities Act: § 23a repealed
    SECTION 4. Healthcare
    SECTION 5. Communication

  37. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision Act and Agricultural Employment Act (BGBl I 36/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-01 | AUT-2017-L-106374

    Article 1. Amendment to the Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision Act: provisions regarding childcare allowance
    Article 2. Amendment to the Agricultural Employment Act: provisions regarding childcare allowance.

  38. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Farmers' Social Insurance Act; General Pensions Act; Unemployment Insurance Act 1977; and Temporary Work Act (Social Security Amendment Act 2017 – SVÄG)(BGBl I 38/2017) (Sozialversicherungs-Änderungsgesetz 2017 – SVÄG 2017 ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2017-05-01 | AUT-2017-L-106375

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: sections §§ 253e, 270a, 276e: Entitlement to vocational rehabilitation in the case of occupational-related (imminent) disability; § 303. Occupational rehabilitation measures; § 307a Responsibilities of pension insurance
    Article 2. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act: provisions related to partial pension
    Article 3. Amendment to the General Pensions Act: childbirth related provisions
    Article 4. Amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977: three years period for revocation or correction of unjustified unemployment claims.
    Article 5. Amendment to the Temporary Work Act: §22d Al.1 contribution rates for the years 2017-2021.

  39. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act; and Farmers' Social Insurance Act (BGBl I 33/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-02-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-02-02 | AUT-2017-L-106361

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: § 700a. One off payment of 100 euro for all pensioners
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act: § 365a One off payment of 100 euro for all pensioners
    Article 3. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act: § 357a One off payment of 100 euro for all pensioners.

  40. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Social Insurance Act; Farmers' Social Insurance Act; General Pensions Act; Unemployment Insurance Act 1977; and to issue Old Age Insurance Commission Act (Social Security Amendment Act 2016 – SVÄG 2016)(BGBl I 29/2017) (Sozialversicherungs Änderungsgesetz 2016 – SVÄG 2016) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106358

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act (87th amendment): detailed provisions regarding social insurance contributions, new section § 253e Vocational rehabilitation with (threatening) disability; § 270a Vocational rehabilitation with (threatening) occupational disability; § 276e Vocational rehabilitation with (threatening) disability
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act (45th amendment): conditions of old-age pensions increase and pension amount
    Article 3. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act 45th amendment): conditions of old-age pensions increase and pension amount
    Article 4. Amendment to the General Pensions Act (14th amendment): provisions regarding transfer of child insurance allowance
    Article 5. Amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977: vocational rehabilitation measures available for disabled unemployed
    Article 6. Federal Act to establish a Commission for long-term financing of Pension systems (Old Age Insurance Commission Act):
    § 1. Scope
    § 2. Tasks and reporting obligations
    § 3. Composition
    § 4. Presidency
    § 5. Appointment and dismissal of members and their deputies
    § 6. Sessions
    § 7. Decision-making
    § 8. Protocol
    § 9. Term of office
    § 10. Offices
    § 11. Expert opinions and reports
    § 12. Costs
    § 13. Citations
    § 14. Entry into force.

  41. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: General Social Security Act; Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act; Unemployment Insurance Act 1977; Employment and Health Act; Employment Contract Law Harmonization Act; Working Time Act; Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision Act; Act to combat wage and social dumping; and Personal Income Act 1988 (Part Time Reintegration Act) (BGBl I 30/2017) (Wiedereingliederungsteilzeitgesetz ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | AUT-2017-L-106359

    Article 1. Amendment to the General Social Security Act: provisions regarding rehabilitation and reintegration allowance; new 3b. Subsection: Reintegration allowance §143d. Eligibility and amount; § 165. Coincidence of claims for maternity benefits, sickness benefit and reintegration allowance
    Article 2. Amendment to the Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act: changes to terminology sickness, rehabilitation allowance
    Article 3. Amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977: provisions on reintegration allowance
    Article 4. Amendment to the Employment and Health Act: medical rehabilitation and reintegration
    Article 5. Amendment to the Employment Contract Law Harmonization Act: new § 13a. part time reintegration
    Article 6. Amendment to the Working Time Act: § 19d Al. 8 excluding provisions
    Article 7. Amendment to the Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision Act: changes to numbering
    Article 8. Amendment to the Act to combat wage and social dumping: changes to numbering
    Article 9. Amendment to the Personal Income Act 1988: benefits disbursement form statutory health and accident insurance and its tax treatment.

  42. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend: Labour Market Service Act; Labour Market Financing Act; and Unemployment Insurance Act 1977 (BGBl I 31/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-18 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106360

    Article 1. Amendment to the Labour Market Service Act:
    -§ 37b Al. 3 and 4 -provisions regarding short time work allowance;
    -§ 37c Al. 4 qualifying aid of unemployment benefits;
    -§ 37c Al. 6 principles and requirements of granting training allowance by the Board
    Article 2. Amendment to the Labour Market Financing Act: financial limit of short time work allowance of up to 30 million euro per year
    Article 3. Amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act 1977: provisions regarding automatic data transmission from the Central Register to the Public Employment Services

  43. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Labour Constitution Act (BGBl I 12/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106349

    The period of employment at the Work Council, Central work Council and Group Works Council is extended from four to five years.
    § 118. (1) Employee exemption form performing work task during his/her participation in work council related activities.

  44. Austria - - Law, Act

    Act to amend: Farmers' Social Insurance Act; and Health and Social Welfare Act (BGBl I 17/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106354

    Article 1. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act; new section § 357b. contributions credit
    Article 2. Amendment to the Health and Social Welfare Act: in § 1a the term individual social security funds is omitted.

  45. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the Long Term Care Fund Act (BGBl I 22/2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106355

    New sections and sections affected:
    § 1a. Spending path
    § 2. Provision of funds
    § 2a. Supply and aim of fund
    § 3a. Care services providers harmonization
    § 4. Planning and reporting
    § 9. Referral
    § 10. Performance
    § 11. Entry into force.

  46. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act on Engineer' Qualification Designations (Engineer Act 2017 - IngG 2017) (BGBl I 23/2017) (Ingenieurgesetz 2017 – IngG 2017) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-01 | AUT-2017-L-106356

    § 1. Engineer
    § 2. Requirements for obtaining the qualification
    § 3. Implementing regulations
    § 4. Certification bodies for technical and industrial disciplines
    § 5. Certification procedure for technical and commercial disciplines
    § 6. Certification body and procedure for agricultural and forestry disciplines
    § 7. Guidelines for the certification process
    § 8. Quality management
    § 9. Certification costs, function compensation
    § 10. Rights
    § 11. Data processing
    § 12. Administrative violations
    § 13. Entry into force and transitional provisions
    § 14. Execution
    Act repeals the Engineer Act 2006 (BGBl. I Nr. 120/2006).

  47. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to issue Act on Partnership Goal-health targeting (Health Targeting Act G-ZG), as well as to amend: Hospitals and Convalescent Homes Act, General Social Security Act; Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act; Farmers' Social Insurance Act; Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act; Doctors Act 1988; Austrian Health LLC Act; Healthcare Documentation Act (Agreement Implementation Act 2017 -VUG 2017) (BGBl I 26/2017) (Gesundheits-Zielsteuerungsgesetz – G-ZG (Vereinbarungsumsetzungsgesetz 2017 – VUG 2017) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2017-L-106357

    Article 1. Goal-Health Targeting Act
    -Section 1. General provisions
    -Section 2. Health policy principles
    -Section 3. Structure and Process of Goal-Health Targeting
    -Section 4. Concretization of Partnership Goal-Health Targeting
    -Section 5. Determination of financial control
    -Section 6. Planning of the Austrian health care supply structure
    -Section 7. Decision structures and organization
    -Section 8. Specifications for monitoring and reporting
    -Section 9. Regulations on sanction mechanism
    -Section 10. Final and transitional provisions
    Article 2. Amendment to the Hospitals and Sanatoriums Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the General Social Security Act
    Article 4. Amendment to the Social Insurance (Small-Scale Industry) Act
    Article 5. Amendment to the Farmers' Social Insurance Act
    Article 6. Amendment to the Public Servants' Sickness and Accident Insurance Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Doctors Act 1988
    Article 8. Amendment to the Austrian Health LLC Act
    Article 9. Amendment to the Healthcare Documentation Act
    Amendments to the Acts in articles 2-9 are being derived from Health Targeting Act.

  48. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Working Time Act, Rest Periods Act and Workplace Security Act (BGBl I 114/2016). - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | AUT-2016-L-104213

    Article 1. Amendment to the Working Time Act provisions on rest period in certain professions. Collective agreement regarding rest periods can also be concluded.
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act on weekly rest, rest periods and statutory holidays: provisions regarding collective rest periods agreement and their length
    Article 2. Amendment to the Workplace Security Act minor amendments in numbering.

  49. Austria - - Law, Act

    Second Employment Law Amendment 2016 (BGBl I 119/2016). (2. Dienstrechts-Novelle 2016) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-30 | AUT-2016-L-104214

    Main objectives of the amendment:
    - Implementation of the pay agreement (of 30 November 2016) with the trade unions of public services on the salary scheme for 2017.
    - Creation of the possibility of audiovisual interrogation for all - not only minor - witnesses in disciplinary proceedings.
    - Implementation of the EU Directive 2014/54/EU on measures to facilitate the exercise of the rights enjoyed by workers within the framework of freedom of movement for persons, into national law.
    - Establishment of a clear legal basis for collection of criminal record information both from legal practitioners as well as witnesses for admission to the judicial preparation service.
    - Adjustment of the provisions on compensatory leave for civil servants.
    - Combination of the application groups M BUO 1 / M ZUO 1 and M BUO 2 / M ZUO 2 into new application groups M BUO and M ZUO with effect from 1 January 2017.

  50. Austria - - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend Salaries Act and Contractual Public Employees Act (Salary Adjustment Act) (BGBl I 104/2016). (Besoldungsrechtsanpassungsgesetz) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-06 | AUT-2016-L-104212

    Article 1 includes amendments to the Salaries Act provisions governing salaries and their payments, advance date determination.
    Article 2 amends the Contract Agents Act.

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