Posting of workers platform

What special considerations apply to the posting or hiring-out of construction workers?

When construction workers are temporarily deployed in Austria within the framework of posting or temporary agency work, a number of special regulations related to the Austrian Construction Workers’ Holiday and Severance Pay Fund (Bauarbeiter-Urlaubs- und Abfertigungskasse, BUAK) need to be observed that apply also to the Austrian construction sector.

What is more, cross-border work services provided in the construction sector fall under special provisions in some cases, for example in the context of the exception for assembly (Montageprivileg) and of a liability of the client commissioning the construction works.

The section on construction works under this menu item answers the following questions:

  • Which rights and obligations arise in connection with the Austrian BUAK?
  • What notification and reporting requirements have to be met?
  • What are the rules applying to annual leave and the holiday pay fund procedure for employees?
  • How can workers who are posted or hired out to Austria have their annual leave entitlements acquired in Austria paid out?