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What is a Temporary Contract

What is a temporary employment contract? and how you write an job agreement letter for a temporary job? this article guides you by an example.
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What is a temporary agreemnt contract?

A temporary contract is for a specific time. For example a few months or a year. Employees or employers can usually not cancel a temporary contract prematurely.

Temporary contract example

1- Employer details
Name: [Company Name]
Address: [Location address]
[Postcode and city]

The employer is represented by:

Name: [Initials and surname]
Hereinafter referred to as the employer.

2- Employee data
Name: [Initials and surname]
Address: [Living address]
[Postcode and city]
Date of birth: [Date of birth]
Citizen service number: [BSN number]

Hereinafter referred to as the employee.

Employer and employee agree the following:
 
3- Employment contract details
The employee enters into employment with the employer on [date] on the basis of a fixed-term employment contract in the position of [job title].

Choose one of the following options:

- The employment contract is entered into for the duration of [duration of employment contract, for example six months or a year] and ends by operation of law.

- The employment contract is entered into for the period from [date] to [date] and ends by operation of law.

Choose one of the following options:

- No collective labor agreement (CAO) applies to the employment contract.

- The collective labor agreement (collective agreement) [name collective agreement] applies to the employment contract. The employee receives a copy of the collective agreement upon commencement of employment.

4- Trial period
Choose one of the following options:

- There is no probationary period.

- A trial period of [description duration of trial period applies, a maximum of one month for a contract duration of more than six months but less than two years (a trial period isn't permitted for a contract of no more than six months). A maximum of two months for a contract duration of two years or longer], starting from the moment of employment. The employer or employee can immediately terminate the employment contract during the probationary period.

5 Working hours and location of work
The employee works [full-time / part-time] for [aantal] hours a week. The employee works [description working days / working hours per day / per week]. The work is usually carried out [description where work is being done].


6- Wages and holiday allowance
The wage is $ [gross wage amount] gross per [wage period]. The wage is paid out before the end of the wage payment period. The holiday allowance amounts to 8% of the gross annual salary. This is accrued in proportion to the duration of the employment contract in the period from 1 June up to and including 31 May. The holiday allowance is paid in the month of June. The employer provides a wage specification (pay slip) for each wage payment period.

7 vacation days
Choose one of the following options:

- Employee is entitled to [aantal] vacation days with pay per year. These are accrued in proportion to the duration and scope of the employment contract.

- Employee is entitled to [aantal] holiday hours with pay per year. These are accrued in proportion to the duration and scope of the employment contract.

8- Pension
Choose one of the following options:

- There is no mandatory pension scheme.

- Employee falls under the mandatory pension scheme of [name of pension scheme]. The employer informs the employee about the content and conditions for joining the pension.

- Employer and employee agree on a voluntary pension scheme. This includes [description of pension agreements].

9- Early termination of employment contract
Choose one of the following options:

- Employer and employee can't terminate the employment contract prematurely.

- Employer and employee can terminate the employment contract prematurely with due observance of the statutory notice period. The cancellation takes place at the end of the month.

10- Confidentiality
The employee is obliged to maintain the confidentiality of all data about the company, business operations and c ustomers of the employer that he knows or can reasonably suspect is confidential. This obligation also applies after termination of the employment contract.


11- Other agreements
You can record the other agreements here. You can think of:

- Travel allowance
- Expense allowance
- Provision of mobile phone, notebook and other assets
- Lease car
- Competition clause (note: a competition clause is only valid for serious corporate or service interests described and explained in writing)
- Relationship clause
- Education, courses, etc. to be followed
- Method of reporting sick and inspection requirements
- Collective insurance
- Contribution to the health insurance premium

12- Signing
This employment contract is drawn up in duplicate.

City: [City Name] City: [City Name]
Date: [Date of signature] Date: [Date of signature]


Employer's signature Employee's signature
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