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How is the period of a labor contract defined?
(02.20.2008)

The period of a labor contract refers to the valid term of a contract commencing at the moment where the contract comes into force, and expiring at the moment where the contract comes to an end.

The periods of labor contracts can be classified into three types as follows:

(1) Fixed term: both the commencing and expiring time points are defined in the labor contract;

(2) flexible term: only the commencing time point is defined in the labor contract, leaving the expiring time point to the satisfaction of the conditions of termination agreed upon by both parties in the labor contract, or, of the statutory conditions of revocation where a labor contract can be terminated or revoked accordingly, and

(3) taking the completion of a specific amount of work as a term: the commencing time point is defined in the labor contract, and the expiring time point shall accordingly be subject to the completion of certain work.

The period of a labor contract shall be mutually agreed upon by both the workplace organization (employer) and the employee.