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

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

Show details for 3. Time off3. Time off

Hide details for 4. Overtime4. Overtime

Overtime 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 of retail stores, overtime cannot exceed 8 hours per week (2 per day). Overtime is compensated as follows:

    • • A morning or afternoon off: Every 1 hour of work is compensated with 2 hours (1:2)
    • • Holidays: Every 1 hour of work is compensated with 2 hours (1:2)
    • • Other days: Every 1 hour of work is compensated with 1.5 hours (1:1.5)

For employees of leisure centres, overtime can reach up to 8 hours per week. In exceptional cases defined by law, this may be increased to 10 hours per week and shall be compensated at a rate of 1:1.5.

For hotel employees, overtime may not exceed 9 hours per week and is compensated at a rate of 1:1.5.

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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