Employment contract

Check what the employment contract must contain and what position you are in if you have not entered into a written contract with the employer

An employment contract establishes an employment relationship - for an indefinite or definite period of time. Each of these two forms of contract can be full-time or part-time. The employment contract is concluded in writing.

If you have not signed an employment contract with the employer, they must give you a written confirmation of the contract before you start working. If they do not issue you this confirmation or do not conclude a written employment contract with you within the prescribed period, it is considered that the employer has concluded an employment contract for an indefinite period of time.

Application for health and pension insurance

Pursuant to the Labour Act, the employer must provide you with a copy of the application for compulsory health and pension insurance within eight days from the expiry of the deadline for applying for compulsory insurance.

Employment contract content

Each employment contract must contain provisions on:
  • parties and their personal identification number and residence or seat
  • place of work, and if due to the nature of the work there is no permanent or principal place of work or it is variable, information on the different places where the work is or could be carried out
  • job title or nature or type of work to which the worker is employed, or short list or job description
  • date of conclusion of the employment contract and date of commencement of work
  • whether a permanent or fixed-term contract is concluded and the date of termination or the expected duration of the contract in the case of a fixed-term contract
  • the duration of paid annual leave to which the worker is entitled, and if such information cannot be given at the time of concluding the contract or issuing the certificate, the method of determining the duration of that leave
  • procedure in case of termination of the employment contract and on the notice periods to be observed by the worker or employer, and if such information cannot be given at the time of the conclusion of the contract or the issuance of the certificate, on the method of determining the notice periods
  • gross payments, including the gross amount of basic or contracted salary, allowances and other remuneration for work carried out and periods of payment of those and other remuneration on the basis of the employment relationship to which the worker is entitled
  • working day or week duration in hours
  • whether full-time or part-time work is agreed
  • right to education, training and further training, if any
  • the duration and conditions of the probationary period, if agreed.