Employment Relationship for a Definite Period

General information

Employment relationships concluded for a definite period, so-called fixed-term employment relationships will end upon expiry of the relevant term.


Employees under the Oö. Gemeindebedienstetengesetz 2001 [Upper Austrian Municipal Employees Act of 2001], Oö. Gemeinde-Dienstrechts- und Gehaltsgesetz 2002 [Upper Austrian Municipal Employment Right and Remuneration Act of 2002] or Oö. Statutargemeinden-Bedienstetengesetz 2002 [Upper Austrian Act on Statutory Municipalities Employees of 2002]


The period agreed upon in the employment contract.

Completion period

No information available.

Competent authority

Municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities.


The employment relationship ends upon expiry of the fixed term.

Authentication and signature

No information available.

Required documents

Employment contract.

Art und Format der Nachweise

No information available.

Costs and fees

No information available.

Further information

The employment relationship of contract employees shall be deemed to be concluded for a fixed term (fixed term employment relationship), if it is, from the outset,


  • based on the performance of a certain work that is restricted as to time, or on a certain calendar period,
  • specified as such in the contract.

It can usually only be prolonged once for a fixed period of time. This prolongation must not exceed 6 months. If the employment is continued beyond this period, it will, from that moment on, be considered as if it had been concluded for an indefinite period of time (prohibition of chain contracts!).

Means of redress or appeal

Action before the Arbeits- und Sozialgerichte [Labour and Social Courts] (contract employees)

Legal bases

For laws and regulations, please refer to the Rechtsinformationssystem [Legal Information System] (RIS)

Assistance and problem-solving services

EAP - Point of Single Contact Upper Austria

Link to form

No form required.

Information on data protection

Further information

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Last update: 23.03.2021

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