Temporary employment contracts expire after a previously agreed period without the need for further termination. This encourages new hiring.
The Federal Government is seeking to impose restrictions on the existing statutory vehicles for limiting the term of employment contracts. The justification often offered for this move is that the employees concerned perceive the uncertainty inherent in fixed-term contracts as negative.
In recent years, temporary work has not been booming as strongly as it was in the years before the crisis of 2009. The question arises as to whether this flattening of growth is primarily a...
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