Employment Law

Employment law in Cyprus is a combination of common law and statute law. Standard contract law principles principally govern employment relationships, statutory rights and obligations supplement them where appropriate and are generally governed by Termination of Employment Law 1967, the Annual Paid Leave Law 1967 and the Social Insurance Law 1980. Some more specific areas of employment relationships are guidanced by other laws such as the Safety and Health at Work Law 1996, the Protection of Maternity Law 1997 and the Equal Treatment at Work and Employment Law 2004.

Some of the areas in which our boutique Law Firm handles are:

  • Employer – employee relationships, in particular with Unions, Works Councils and European Works Councils
  • Negotiation and drafting of collective bargaining agreements
  • Health & safety issues
  • Working hours
  • Voluntary redundancy schemes
  • Mass redundancies
  • Individual employment law, including advising on:
  • Work permits
  • Employment agreements for all levels of personnel
  • Minimum and alternative remuneration
  • Termination and redundancy
  • Employment related accidents and diseases