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

Show details for 2. Paid annual leave2. Paid annual leave

Hide details for 3. Time off3. Time off

Time off in every undertaking/organisation is regulated in personal contracts, agreements or Collective Agreements. Employees in retail stores, hotels and leisure centres are an exception, for whom time off is regulated under special laws.

  • For employees in retail stores, the following days shall constitute paid time off:
1 January1 April15 August
2 JanuaryEaster Sunday1 October
6 JanuaryEaster Monday28 October
Shrove Monday1 May25 December
25 MarchWhit Monday26 December


It is noted that stores may open to serve the public on the holidays of Shrove Monday, 25 March, 1 and 28 October, while employees may work subject to their consent and to compensation for overtime at a rate of 1:2.
  • For employees in hotels and leisure centres, the following days shall constitute paid time off:
1 January Good Friday15 August
6 JanuaryEaster Sunday1 October
Shrove MondayEaster Monday28 October
25 March1 May25 December
1 AprilWhit Monday26 December

In the event that an employee of a leisure centre works during a holiday, they will be compensated for overtime at a rate of 1:2.

In the event that an employee of a hotel works during a holiday, they shall be entitled to compensation beyond the normal daily wage of one additional daily wage, which they shall receive in cash or in time in lieu. Time in lieu shall be granted until the end of March of the next year and if it is not granted, it shall be compensated in cash.

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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