Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Austria >

Original name: Kinder- und Jugendlichen-Beschäftigungsgesetz (KJBG)
Name: Federal Act concerning the employment of children and young persons. (BGBl. 1987/599). Text 40.
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1987-L-42256
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht, Dittrich, Veit, Tades, Manz Verlag, Vienna, Austria
Legislation on-line in German Legislation on-line in German Bundeskanzleramt, Rechtsinformationssystem (RIS), Austria PDF of Act as amended to 30/01/2012 PDF of Act as amended to 30/01/2012 (consulted on 2012-01-30)
Abstract/Citation: Sets out protection standards for both working children and young persons. This Act is applicable to all kinds of employment, including apprenticeships. Sections 2 to 10 concern children's protection. The persons covered are minors who have not finished school yet and who are obligated by law to attend a school (section 2). In principle children shall not work, except children 12 years old and above, who are allowed to do the kind of light work described in section 5. Young persons enjoy special protection regarding their daily working time, rest periods and night work, and they shall not work from 8PM to 6AM, as well as on Sundays and statutory holidays. Section 28 of this Act provides an exception during states of emergency which must be approved by the labour inspectorate pursuant to Section 20. The labour inspectorate must hear the employer and the young persons' representatives before it can make its decision. Consolidated text.
Amending text(s):
Implementing text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer