Show details for 1. Hours of work1. Hours of work

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All workers are entitled to paid annual leave of at least 4 weeks per year. A worker who works a 5 day working week is entitled to at least 20 working days of annual leave and a worker who works a 6 day working week is entitled to at least 24 working days.

During the period of annual leave, the worker will either be paid directly by the employer or by the Central Holiday Fund.

It is noted that the annual leave with pay may only be replaced with a cash benefit in the event of termination of the employment relationship.

Show details for 3. Time off3. Time off

Show details for 4. Overtime4. Overtime

Hide details for 5. Termination of employment5. Termination of employment

In accordance with the law on the termination of employment, every employer and every employee must provide written notice of termination of the employment relationship, which shall be proportionate to their time of employment.

Where the employer terminates the employment relationship with the employee on their own initiative, then the minimum period of notice shown below must be given in writing:

Period of continuous employmentMinimum period of notice
From 0 to 26 weeks (up to 6 months)No notice
From 26 to 51 weeks (6 months - 1 year)1 week
From 52 to 103 weeks (1-2 years)2 weeks
From 104 to 155 weeks (2-3 years)4 weeks
From 156 to 207 weeks (3-4 years)5 weeks
From 208 to 259 weeks (4-5 years)6 weeks
From 260 to 311 weeks (5-6 years)7 weeks
From 132 weeks and more (6 years +)8 weeks



Where the employee terminates the employment relationship with their employer on their own initiative, then the minimum period of notice shown below must be given in writing:

Period of continuous employmentMinimum period of notice
From 26 to 51 weeks (6 months - 1 year)1 week
From 52 to 259 weeks (1-5 years)2 weeks
From 260 weeks and more (5 years +)3 weeks

An exception is made for employees at hotels and leisure centres where the law provides for a period of notice even if an employee has been working for less than 6 months which shall be dependent on the period of employment.


Show details for 6. Process for the submission of complaints for citizens of Cyprus and of Member States6. Process for the submission of complaints for citizens of Cyprus and of Member States

Show details for 7. Procedure for the submission of a complaint for employees from non-EU nationals7. Procedure for the submission of a complaint for employees from non-EU nationals



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