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Legal Situation

We spend a large part of our lives at work - many of us as employees in a company. As a result it is important that clear rules govern the relationship between employers and employees. Both sides have rights and obligations. Laws set out basic provisions. In addition, individual employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements govern labour relations.

Individual Contract of Employment

The individual contract of employment normally covers the following points:

  • Contracting parties (Company, Employee)
  • Date of commencement of work
  • Function / Job description
  • Salary
  • Trial period and period of notice

Which specifics should be covered in addition?

  • Holidays
  • Participation in the Company
  • Vocational training opportunities

Much that is not specified in the individual employment contract is governed by the principles of the Collective Employment Agreement and the law. Therefore the employment contract refers to provisions, which apply equally to all employees. These include:

  • Company Rules
  • the Collective Employment Agreement
  • Labour Law
  • Obligations Law
  • Law on Co-operation
«Together with our management we were able to work out a model of participation in the company that was attractive to both sides.»

Last update: 30.06.2020