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An individual labor contract may be concluded with a part-time norm – the number of normal working hours, calculated weekly or as monthly average, is less than the number of normal working hours of a full-time employee, under Article 103 of the Labor Code.
The defining element of a part-time labor contract is the fraction of time. It will be lower than the standard of 40 hours / week. The minimum limit is not established and any the distribution of the fraction of time. Thus, a part-time labor contract, the fraction of time, either weekly or monthly, may be divided also unequal.
The minimum limit can not be down, however, as an hour a month because:
The part-time labor contract can be concluded both fo define or indefine period. Like any other labor contract, the part-time one also must contain the required elements referred to in Article 17, paragraph 3 of the Labor Code. The part-time labor contract is concluded in writing in duplicate and contains references to:
Legal note (Article 105 of the Labor Code)
The hired part-time employee shall enjoy all the rights of the full-time employees. The only exceptions concerning these rights refer to:
The Labor Code provides, under Article 107, the employer’s obligation, when possible, to taking into account the demands of full-time employees transferring from part-time or vice versa.
Also, the employer shall inform in time about possible part-time or full-time jobs to facilitate transfers from one norm to another, by posting on the company headquarter and by sending a copy to the union or to the employee representatives.
The employer shall ensure, so far as possible, access to part-time jobs to all levels. At the same time, the initiative of a part-time work can be both employer and employee.
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