Employment for a definite and indefinite period of time
A fixed-term employment contract is concluded in exceptional cases, and the total duration of consecutive employment contracts may not exceed three yearsThe employment contract is concluded for an indefinite or definite period of time. When concluding an employment contract, the employer may request a probationary period of up to six months from you.
An employment contract may exceptionally be concluded for a definite period of time determined by a deadline, the execution of a specific task or the occurrence of a specific event.
Three-year limitationThe first fixed-term employment contract may be concluded for a period longer than three years, but then the employer may not conclude the next consecutive fixed-term employment contract with the same employee. If it is concluded for a period of less than three years, the total duration of all contracts may not exceed three years, except in the case of replacement of a temporarily absent worker or if this is regulated by a legislative act or a collective agreement.
An employer may enter into each successive fixed-term employment contract with the same employee only if there is an objective reason for that, which must be stated in the contract.
Exceeding the three-year limitationBy exceeding the three-year period, it shall be considered that the employee has concluded an employment contract for an indefinite period of time, and the precondition for this is that during the three-year period there is no interruption in employment in the duration of two months or more.
You can regularly terminate a fixed-term employment contract only if such a possibility of termination is provided for in the contract itself.