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Minimum wage in Austria

Dear hauliers,

since 1 January 2017, Austria has implemented inspections regarding minimum wage.

The minimum wage in Austria is currently € 8,72 per hour. 

From this date, employers will be required to electronically report the temporary posting of workers or groups of workers to work in Austria, before crossing the border.

Ignoring this report is fined (fines up to € 10,000).

Companies that have their registered office in an EU Member State or the EEA or Switzerland must report:

  • posting or recruitment prior to beginning of work (when transmitting or mediating mobile workers in the transport sector before coming to Austria) through an electronic form


  1. When is the posting of workers to Austria under reporting duty?


  • the employer has a residence in EU member state or in EEC or in Switzerland,
  • the employer posts workers for work to Austria.

In these cases, the employer is obliged to report it.

  1. In which case is the mediation in Austria with a reporting duty?

When the company mediates its workforce from abroad to Austria to another comapny in Austria for fullfillment of job tasks.

  1. Which documents do foreign employers need to have ?

Drivers should keep with them:

  • Copy of the posting message – the system automatically generates the transaction number that is the proof of data transmission. You need to print and save this file.
  • any additional staff reports
  • extension of posting
  • reports about changes
  • Documents relating to social security A1 / E101, social security document A1 or exceptionally equivalent documents in German (drivers need to have these documents in the vehicle) Breaches of the obligation to keep a social security document are subject to legal sanctions (fines of up to € 10,000).
  • Wage documents which clearly show, how much the driver earns when working in Austria.
  • employment contract
  • payroll sheet
  • document about disbursment of salary or documents about the transfer of the salary
  • payroll records
  • job records – of each posted employee.

All wage documents must be prepared in German, with the exception of a contract of employment which must be submitted in German or in English.

5. When must be the documents prepared?

Documents must be prepared or electronically made available from the start of work throughout the posting or mediation period. When posting or mediating mobile workers in the transport area, the documents must be available at the time of arrival in Austria.

6. What is the salary paid to staff sent to Austria?

During the transfer to Austria, a minimum wage must be paid at a rate fixed in Austria by law, regulation or collective agreement. The amount of remuneration under the Austrian collective agreement is decisive real work of posted workers to Austria.

TRANSSERVICE will closely monitor all available information on a daily basis and will respond and inform immediately about all changes.

If you are interested in avoiding sanctions and would like REGISTER  YOUR EMPLOYEES, please contact us on the following phone numbers or email.

Telephone: +421 (0) 31 784 2352

Mobile: +421 (0) 902 624 876 or +421 (0) 918 426 863

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