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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


New 'Dignity Decree': more restrictions on fixed-term contracts, compensation for unjustified dismissal and relocations

17 July 2018

On 14 July 2018 the Decree Law 87 of 12 July 2018, the so-called 'Dignity Decree' (the "Decree"), came into force. The Decree tightens up the rules on fixed-term contracts of employment and temporary agency workers. It also increases the compensation to be paid in the event of unjustified dismissal of employees hired on or after 7 March 2015. It furthermore provides measures aimed at reducing relocations and protecting the occupational levels related to companies that benefit from public subsidies.

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