Austria - Every fifth hour of overtime not paid - June 30, 2018

Based on figures from Statistics Austria, the Chamber of Labour AK writes that every fifth hour of overtime is not paid and the employees have thus been withheld about one billion euro. 45 million working hours were not paid as overtime while they should have been. AK calls for a 100% penalty payment for unpaid overtime and states that it is a company’s responsibility to prove that claims of employees are wrong. Furthermore, they want systematically incorrect working time records to become a criminal offense.

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