Contractual work

There is a difference between a project contract and an employment contract. A project contract is actually a contract between two employers; the contractor enters into an agreement on the implementation of particular work with another employer. According to an employment contract, the employee commits to working for the employer for a wage.

A contractor does not enjoy the same rights as a wage earner

Contractors do not enjoy the minimum wage terms that are negotiated in the labour market, do not receive wages on public holidays, do not receive holiday pay, December bonus or holiday bonus, do not have a right to wages in the case of sickness, are not accident-insured, do not have a term of notice, do not have a right to wage payments from the Wage Guarantee Fund due to bankruptcy, their right to unemployment benefits is limited and are responsible for making their own contribution payments to a pension fund.

ASÍ Labor rights web

Further information about contractual work is on the ASÍ information web.