With the renewal of the commitment to re-employment, we are giving employees and companies more planning security and prospects for returning to work as soon as tourism can take off again, ”emphasize Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Labor Minister Martin Kocher. Numerous employers - especially in the tourism industry - have given their employees a "re-employment commitment" - that is, the assurance that the job will be available as soon as it can be reopened.
Government of Austria (20.01.2021) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the governing parties extended the increased emergency assistance until March 2021, and to pay this out restrospectively (this ended in December 2020). Around 200,000 people per month benefit from the increased emergency aid.
Government of Austria (20.01.2021) Extended paid leave for pregnant women who cannot work remotely, and whose work requires close contact with other people, such as teachers, haridressers, beauticians, physiotherapists and masseuses. The measure is in place until June 2021. The regulation also ensures that employers do not experience any financial losses, as the government will reimburse 100% of the wages.
Ministry of Labour (01.12.2020) There will be a reduction in ancillary wage costs for all businesses with BUAG affiliation for the months of January to March 2021. Employers are relieved of the surcharges for the bridging allowance. This regulation also applies to the following years, but from December to March. This relief for the companies makes it more attractive to keep employees busy over the winter.
Ministry of Labour (01.12.2020) Up to now, companies in the building trade and the construction industry have been reimbursed an amount of 17 percent for non-wage labor costs for the winter holidays, on which the employee is entitled to continued payment. The ancillary wage costs for social security contributions, family burden compensation fund (FLAF) and municipal tax are now reimbursed in full for the six winter holidays on construction (December 24th to 26th and 31st and January 1st and 6th) at a rate of 30.1 percent.
- Private vendors׳ involvement does not depend on who has the responsibility of the EHR system development.
- Private vendors׳ involvement can be found in all phases of the EHR system development.
- Indicates the necessity of more efforts to be made for the integration of Standards, for enhancing interoperability.
- Identifies which Standards supported by EHR system in operation worldwide.