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:
  • contracting parties and their place of residence or registered office;
  • place of work, and if there is no permanent or principal place of work, a note that the work is performed in different places;
  • title, nature or type of work for which the worker is employed, a short list or job description;
  • the day of commencement of work;
  • the expected duration of the contract in the case of a fixed-term employment contract;
  • the duration of paid annual leave to which the employee is entitled, i.e., the manner of determining the duration of that leave;
  • notice periods that must be adhered to by the employee or employer;
  • basic salary, salary supplements and periods of payment of income to which the employee is entitled;
  • the duration of a regular working day or week.