Cypriot employment law implements the European principles of protection of the employee rather than providing absolute freedom to the employer. Overall, the legal framework, as reformed over a period of years, is based on a combination of principles from both the English and Greek legal systems, offering a secure environment for both employees and employers.
The right to work is safeguarded by Article 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus. The majority of employment-related matters, including the termination of employment and employees’ and employers’ rights and obligations, are governed mainly by the Termination of Employment Law of 1967 (as amended) and the Annual Paid Leave Law of 1967(as amended). In addition, a number of other laws make up the legal labour framework in Cyprus, most of which are supplemented by relevant regulations and decrees. Cyprus has ratified a number of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions which have become part of national legislation, most notably Convention 158 of the ILO concerning Termination of Employment at the Initiative of the Employer, which introduced the right to a fair hearing into Cypriot law.
As the sole Cypriot member of Ius Laboris, the Global Human Resources Lawyers alliance, the Firm is recognized in Cyprus and abroad as a leader in the field of employment and pensions law.
Our employment team is one of the largest in Cyprus, advising a wide range of organisations (local and international) undertaking business in both the public and the private sectors, as well as individuals. We also undertake contentious employment and pensions matters, representing our clients before the various Cypriot courts.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
Labour & Employment
Pensions & Benefits
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