Austria: New Document Retention Requirements; General Enforcement Increased

austriaImmigration authorities have implemented a new requirement for employers of foreign nationals to store diplomas and resumes at the Austrian worksite and are increasingly enforcing document retention requirements and implementing fines for noncomplying companies.

New Requirements

Employers must now maintain resumes and diplomas for all foreign workers, especially for employees from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Authorities have requested such documents in recent audits.

General Record-Keeping Requirements

In addition to resumes and diplomas, as a reminder, employers must also maintain the following documents at the Austrian worksite: