27. September 2016


Social security-covered jobs

The term social security-covered employment covers all workers and employees, including those in training (apprentices, et al.) that are obliged to pay into a health insurance, pension plan, long-term care insurance and/or are obliged to pay contributions to the Federal Labour Agency (unemployment insurance pursuant to the Employment Promotion Act, AFG), or for whom the respective employer has to pay into a statutory pension plan. This principally excludes therefore self-employed persons, relatives helping in the family business, and civil servants, as well as those employees who are exempt from the insurance obligation because of marginal employment. The aggregation is based on the place-of-work principle, meaning the employees are allocated to the town where their place of employment is located.