The employment contract can either be limited to a month or be unlimited.
What does short-time employment mean?
You will not earn more than €438,05 a month for the year 2018.
The rights you have as a short-time employee:
- 5-6 weeks vacation time per year
- continuation of salary payments while on sick leave
- settlement on dismissal
- 13.+14. salary
Short-time employment and social security:
Every short-time employee must be registered at the relevant social security, though the employer covers only accident insurance.
If the short-time employee earns more than €438,05, the employer is obliged to pay the whole insurance (incl. health, accident, pension, unemployment).
Short-time employees are not entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
Starting January 1, 1998, the income of more short-time occupations is being added up. If you earn more than €438,05, you will be registered at the social security and will have to pay insurance. This may lead to additional payments for the insurer.
http://www.arbeiterkammer.at/beratung/arbeitundrecht/Arbeitszeit/SonderformenderArbeitszeit/Geringfuegige_Beschaeftigung.html , Stand: February, 2017