Employing Workers

You should take note of Rigidity of Employment by considering the following factors when starting your business and hire workers:

Difficulty of Hiring Index
Are fixed-term contracts prohibited for permanent tasks?
What is the maximum duration of fixed-term contracts (including renewals)? (in months)
What is the ratio of mandated minimum wage to the average value added per worker?
Rigidity of Hours Index
Can the workweek extend to 50 hours (including overtime) for 2 months per year to respond to a seasonal increase in production?
What is the maximum number of working days per week?
Are there restrictions on night work?
Are there restrictions on "weekly holiday" work?
What is the paid annual vacation (in working days) for an employee with 20 years of service?
Difficulty of Firing Index
Is the termination of workers due to redundancy legally authorized?
Must the employer notify a third party before terminating one redundant worker?
Does the employer need the approval of a third party to terminate one redundant worker?
Must the employer notify a third party before terminating a group of 25 redundant workers?
Does the employer need the approval of a third party to terminate a group of 25 redundant workers?
Is there a retraining or reassignment obligation before an employer can make a worker redundant?
Are there priority rules applying to redundancies?
Are there priority rules applying to re-employment?
Firing costs (weeks of salary)
What is the notice period for redundancy dismissal after 20 years of continuous employment? (weeks of salary)
What is the severance pay for redundancy dismissal after 20 years of employment? (weeks of salary)
What is the legally mandated penalty for redundancy dismissal? (weeks of salary)
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