Many of us play various roles in our lives, both as employees and employers. Regardless of the field, all these roles in the workplace come with specific rights and obligations that are addressed by labor law. The most central legal framework in this context is the Employment Contracts Act, which regulates aspects such as the drafting of employment contracts, essential terms of employment relationships, their duration, and termination. Employment contracts cannot include terms that are less favorable than those prescribed by law. The law provides protection for both employees and employers. Disputes can arise when there are differences in interpretation of the law or the employment contract, or when there’s disagreement over the grounds for terminating an employment relationship.
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Rights and Obligations of Employees
One of the most important rights of an employee is the right to a salary and other working conditions according to the collective agreement. By law, an employee is entitled to at least a customary and reasonable salary. The right to professional organization and a safe and healthy work environment are also rights granted to employees. Employees have the right to statutory family leaves and to be granted maternity, paternity, and parental leaves as provided by the sickness insurance law. It can be said that the obligations binding the employer are among the most important rights of the employee. The law sets the boundaries for these minimum rights belonging to the employee. If you suspect your rights have been violated, contact our lawyers, and together we will assess the situation and assist you in resolving the matter and asserting your rights.
One of the employee’s key obligations is the duty of loyalty towards their employer. This entails avoiding competing activities, keeping business and trade secrets confidential, and always considering the employer’s interest in all actions. The employee must ensure that information obtained during employment and other confidential matters do not become known to outsiders. Obligations also include performing work diligently, adhering to agreed work hours and management’s instructions. The employee is responsible for ensuring that the aforementioned obligations are carried out in the manner expected by the employer.