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Ghana - Types of employment contracts


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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • No statutory maximum duration. The Labour Act refers to a "reasonable duration". Probationary period is generally provided in collective agreement

    *Art. 66 LA refers to workers serving a probation or qualifying period of employment of reasonable duration determined in advance.
    *Art. 98 d) LA : A collective agreement may include provisions on the period of probation and conditions on probation.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contracts.
      Only temporary and casual employment are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

      (Note: Art. 78: "temporary worker" means a worker who is employed for a continuous period of not less than one month and is not a permanent worker or employed for a work that is seasonal in character; "casual worker" means a worker engaged on a work which is seasonal or intermittent and not for a continuous period of more than 6 months and whose remuneration is calculated on a daily basis".)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.

Notes / Remarks
The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contract.
Only temporary and casual workers are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • No statutory maximum duration. The Labour Act refers to a "reasonable duration". Probationary period is generally provided in collective agreement

    *Art. 66 LA refers to workers serving a probation or qualifying period of employment of reasonable duration determined in advance.
    *Art. 98 d) LA : A collective agreement may include provisions on the period of probation and conditions on probation.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contracts.
      Only temporary and casual employment are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

      (Note: Art. 78: "temporary worker" means a worker who is employed for a continuous period of not less than one month and is not a permanent worker or employed for a work that is seasonal in character; "casual worker" means a worker engaged on a work which is seasonal or intermittent and not for a continuous period of more than 6 months and whose remuneration is calculated on a daily basis".)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.

Notes / Remarks
The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contract.
Only temporary and casual workers are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • No statutory maximum duration. The Labour Act refers to a "reasonable duration". Probationary period is generally provided in collective agreement

    *Art. 66 LA refers to workers serving a probation or qualifying period of employment of reasonable duration determined in advance.
    *Art. 98 d) LA : A collective agreement may include provisions on the period of probation and conditions on probation.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contracts.
      Only temporary and casual employment are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

      (Note: Art. 78: "temporary worker" means a worker who is employed for a continuous period of not less than one month and is not a permanent worker or employed for a work that is seasonal in character; "casual worker" means a worker engaged on a work which is seasonal or intermittent and not for a continuous period of more than 6 months and whose remuneration is calculated on a daily basis".)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.

Notes / Remarks
The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contract.
Only temporary and casual workers are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • No statutory maximum duration. The Labour Act refers to a "reasonable duration". Probationary period is generally provided in collective agreement

    *Art. 66 LA refers to workers serving a probation or qualifying period of employment of reasonable duration determined in advance.
    *Art. 98 d) LA : A collective agreement may include provisions on the period of probation and conditions on probation.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contracts.
      Only temporary and casual employment are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

      (Note: Art. 78: "temporary worker" means a worker who is employed for a continuous period of not less than one month and is not a permanent worker or employed for a work that is seasonal in character; "casual worker" means a worker engaged on a work which is seasonal or intermittent and not for a continuous period of more than 6 months and whose remuneration is calculated on a daily basis".)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.

Notes / Remarks
The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contract.
Only temporary and casual workers are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • No statutory maximum duration. The Labour Act refers to a "reasonable duration". Probationary period is generally provided in collective agreement

    *Art. 66 LA refers to workers serving a probation or qualifying period of employment of reasonable duration determined in advance.
    *Art. 98 d) LA : A collective agreement may include provisions on the period of probation and conditions on probation.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: No
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contracts.
      Only temporary and casual employment are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)

      (Note: Art. 78: "temporary worker" means a worker who is employed for a continuous period of not less than one month and is not a permanent worker or employed for a work that is seasonal in character; "casual worker" means a worker engaged on a work which is seasonal or intermittent and not for a continuous period of more than 6 months and whose remuneration is calculated on a daily basis".)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory limitation found in the legislation reviewed.

Notes / Remarks
The Labour Act does not refer to any specific legal regime for the use of fixed-term contract.
Only temporary and casual workers are regulated by special provisions (art. 73 to 78 LA)