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New wage tax obligation in 2020 for employers without a PE for wage tax purposes in Austria

From 01.01.2020, employers of individuals subject to unlimited taxation in Austria will be required to withhold Austrian wage tax. This change in the law results from the Austrian Tax Amendment Act 2020, which was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 22 October 2019. Previously, the obligation to withhold Austrian income tax via wage tax […]


Greater parity between white and blue collar employees – what you need to know

On 12 October 2017, the Austrian parliament (Nationalrat) agreed a partial harmonisation of employment law provisions for white and blue collar employees. The most significant changes are to regulations on continued remuneration during sick leave as well as notice periods regarding the termination of employment relationships.   I. Changes to continued remuneration from 1.7.2018 Previous […]


New collective bargaining agreement for commercial employees effective from 1.12.2017

On 24.7.2017 the Austrian social partners agreed on a reform of the remuneration system for commercial employees and apprentices and created a fundamentally new pay scale as part of a modernisation and further development of the collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”). The CBA was published on 18.10.2017. We recommend analysing the changes now, ahead of time, […]