BAD-WEATHER ALLOWANCE

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AUSTRIA
BAD-WEATHER ALLOWANCE
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Under Austrian law, in the event of bad weather building firms are required to pay employees who are prevented from working by the weather conditions an allowance to help offset any loss of working time that entails a loss of pay. This allowance amounts to around 60% of an employee's normal hourly pay for each hour lost. The extra costs thereby incurred by the employer are refunded by the Construction Workers' Holiday and Severance Pay Fund (Bauarbeiter-Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse), a public-law institution which is financed by contributions from employers in the building industry and their employees and which has the main function of paying out holiday and severance payments to building workers.


Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.
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