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• a seasonal work (in that case it cannot exceed 8 months and employer can prematurely terminate the contract serving at least three day prior notification in writing);

• a temporary work (it cannot exceed two months, employee can be obliged to work during holidays/ days-off and employer can prematurely terminate the contract serving at least three day prior notification in writing);

• temporarily absent employee is replaced for the period of absence;

• the contract is concluded with a foreigner for the period of validity of his/her work permit or the right to sojourn. Termination of an employment contract

Due to recent modifications in the Labour Code, the list of cases for employment contract termination was accordingly extended and presently includes the following points:

• • • •

both parties, upon mutual consent, decided to terminate it; it has been expired; on the initiative of the employee; on the initiative of the employer (for serious misconduct, loss of confidence towards the employee, in case of staff reduction taking place due to economic reasons, etc.);

• in case of conscription of the employee to compulsory military service;

• in case of a court decision put in effect to call the employee to account as a result of which work continuation is deemed impossible;

• in case if the employee forfeited the rights to perform certain works in the manner established by the legislation;

• if the employee is under 16 of age and either of the parents, or adoptive parent or tutor /guardian/, or physician in © 2012 Grant Thornton CJSC. All rights reserved. 28

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