Employment on Probation

General information

The first month of any employment will be agreed upon as employment on probation to test the work performance, unless explicitly otherwise agreed between the employer and the employee.


Employees according to 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]


1 month.

Completion period

No information available.

Competent authority

Municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities.


An employment on probation can be terminated during such probationary period without stating reasons.

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 will be concluded on probation for the duration of one month, unless a waiver of such probationary period is agreed upon in writing. The relationship can be terminated by either party, at any time, during such probationary period, without giving any reasons.

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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