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Armenia - Types of employment contracts


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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment (Article 95 amended by HO-117-N of 24.06.10, LA-96-N dated 22.06.15)
      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration (temporary employment contracts)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment (Article 95 amended by HO-117-N of 24.06.10, LA-96-N dated 22.06.15)

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration (temporary employment contracts)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment (Article 95 amended by HO-117-N of 24.06.10, LA-96-N dated 22.06.15)

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration (temporary employment contracts)
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Previously: 5 years
      Art. 95 LC was amended by Law No. 117-N of 24 July 2010 as follows:
      "1. A contract is signed for a definite period of time, if the labor relations cannot be determined for an indefinite period of time, taking into account the nature of the work to be done or the terms of fulfillment, if there is not any other specification by this code or by the laws.
      2. A labor contract for a definite period of time can be signed for a definite period of time or in terms of calendar days, or by determination of completion of works defined by the labor contract.
      3. Contracts for a definite period of time are also signed with:
      a. workers in elective positions for the elected period of time
      b. workers combining jobs
      c. workers performing seasonal jobs
      d. workers performing temporary work (up to two months)
      e. workers substituting other temporarily absent workers
      f. foreigners for the period of for work permission or for the period of validity of resident’s right”
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Previously: 5 years
      Art. 95 LC was amended by Law No. 117-N of 24 July 2010 as follows:
      "1. A contract is signed for a definite period of time, if the labor relations cannot be determined for an indefinite period of time, taking into account the nature of the work to be done or the terms of fulfillment, if there is not any other specification by this code or by the laws.
      2. A labor contract for a definite period of time can be signed for a definite period of time or in terms of calendar days, or by determination of completion of works defined by the labor contract.
      3. Contracts for a definite period of time are also signed with:
      a. workers in elective positions for the elected period of time
      b. workers combining jobs
      c. workers performing seasonal jobs
      d. workers performing temporary work (up to two months)
      e. workers substituting other temporarily absent workers
      f. foreigners for the period of for work permission or for the period of validity of resident’s right”
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • Previously: 5 years
      Art. 95 LC was amended by Law No. 117-N of 24 July 2010 as follows:
      "1. A contract is signed for a definite period of time, if the labor relations cannot be determined for an indefinite period of time, taking into account the nature of the work to be done or the terms of fulfillment, if there is not any other specification by this code or by the laws.
      2. A labor contract for a definite period of time can be signed for a definite period of time or in terms of calendar days, or by determination of completion of works defined by the labor contract.
      3. Contracts for a definite period of time are also signed with:
      a. workers in elective positions for the elected period of time
      b. workers combining jobs
      c. workers performing seasonal jobs
      d. workers performing temporary work (up to two months)
      e. workers substituting other temporarily absent workers
      f. foreigners for the period of for work permission or for the period of validity of resident’s right”
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: no limitation
    NOTE: This information has changed since the previous period covered.
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC was amended by Law No. 117-N of 24 July 2010 as follows:
      "1. A contract is signed for a definite period of time, if the labor relations cannot be determined for an indefinite period of time, taking into account the nature of the work to be done or the terms of fulfillment, if there is not any other specification by this code or by the laws.
      2. A labor contract for a definite period of time can be signed for a definite period of time or in terms of calendar days, or by determination of completion of works defined by the labor contract.
      3. Contracts for a definite period of time are also signed with:
      a. workers in elective positions for the elected period of time
      b. workers combining jobs
      c. workers performing seasonal jobs
      d. workers performing temporary work (up to two months)
      e. workers substituting other temporarily absent workers
      f. foreigners for the period of for work permission or for the period of validity of resident’s right”
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 5 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC
      "1. An employment contract with a definite term is concluded in the case when labor relations can not be defined for an indefinite period taking into account the conditions or the nature of the work to be done unless otherwise is envisaged by this code or law. The employment contract signed for a definite period may be concluded for a certain
      period of time or by defining calendar date of the contract or for the period of the performance of certain work, but not exceeding five years. Upon the expiration of the employment contract with a definite term the term of validity of the employment contract may be extended upon the consent of the parties. The aggregate term of validity of employment contracts signed with a definite term for not more than five years with the same employer may not exceed five years in case the interruption of contracts signed with a definite time does not exceed one month except for cases envisaged by section 2 of this Article. (...)"
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Maximum probationary (trial) period (in months): 6 month(s)

Remarks:
  • Art. 92 LC: the probationary period cannot exceed 3 months. However the probationary period up to 6 months may be established by law for some categories of workers.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC regulates fixed-term contracts of employment.

      Art. 101 LC provides the possibility to conclude a contract of employment of up to 2-month duration.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 5 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • Art. 95 LC