Redundancy and Severance Payments
An employer must make a severance payment when the employment is terminated due to organisational or health reasons at least two months average earnings (three months earnings for staff with 5+ years of service).
Employment Appraisals and Confirmation of Employment
If an employee requests his employer to carry out an appraisal of his performance, this needs to be prepared within 15 days. An employer, however, is not obliged to issue an appraisal for an employee more than two months in advance of the termination of an employment contract.
When an employee leaves his/her employment, the employer must issue him/her with a confirmation of employment stating the duration of the employment, the employee's position, salary deductions (if any), a list of payments out of his/her salary (including already deducted pre-payments and payments relevant to an annual reconciliation of tax pre-payments).
Liability for Damages/Losses
Employees are liable for damages caused to the employer during their employment. If the damage was caused by negligence, the amount of compensation for damage is limited to a maximum of four times the employee's average monthly salary. A special liability agreement (documented in writing) may be concluded if the employee is responsible for cash, securities, goods and inventories, or for a deficit in any of these items.
Holidays and Absences from Work
Any employee who works for the same employer for at least 60 days in a calendar year is entitled to annual paid holiday on a pro rata basis.
The basic holiday entitlement is a minimum of 4 weeks per year, rising to 5 weeks for employees with 15+ years of employment relationship from 18 years of age. Many trade