Time limit of the employment contract

The employer may limit the employment contract to two years, in case of a new employment relationship.

Limitation Conditions

The following conditions must be respected for shorter time limits:

  • The company has only temporary needs for work.
  • The employee is hired following an education or study. This facilitates the transition to subsequent employments.
  • It is a place of representation (pregnancy or leave of absence)
  • The nature of the work performance justifies the time limit.
  • The time limit has been allowed.
  • Reasons in the person of the employee justifying a time limit.
  • The employee is remunerated from the budget. These are intended for fixed-term employment under budgetary law and the employment corresponds to his remuneration.
  • The term is based on a court settlement.
  • The employee is at least 58 years old on the first working day, i.e. at the beginning of the employment contract.
  • There was no previous employment relationship between the employee and the employer.

 

Form and content of a time-limited employment

The employer must stipulate the end of the employment contract in writing; otherwise the term will be ineffective.

Time limit

Within a period of three weeks, the employee has to react if he wants to appeal to this decision before the Labor Court (Arbeitsgericht). The three-week period begins with the end of the employment relationship. If he does not react during the three weeks, the term of his employment contract becomes effective.

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