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Employment agreement in North Macedonia

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In North Macedonia, the only way to engage an individual to work for your business is to enter into a formally determined and specified employment agreement. The employment agreement must be written on paper and signed by both parties.

Any deed or freelance agreement is not considered as employment and is even contrary to the law.

Registration of the agreement

This agreement is latter registered to the employment agency and the employer is obligated to timely pay the employee salary and benefits. 

Duration of the agreement

The law states that the agreement can be signed on defined or undefined time and the employee can be engaged as a full time (40 hours per week) or on a not full-time job. 

Form of the agreement

Any changes in the agreement must be signed on paper too. No changes to this agreement can be agreed in verbal form.

Content of the agreement

The law stipulates the minimum elements and content of the agreement. In accordance to the law, one employment agreement must contain data on the contracting parties, their place of residence, or head office, date of employment, title of the job, or data on the type of work for which the employee concludes an employment contract, with a brief description of the work to be performed under the employment contract, provisions on the employer’s obligation to inform the employee of risky jobs and special vocational qualifications or knowledge or necessary special medical supervision, in accordance with law, specifying the specific risks that nskite regulations may be the consequence of work, place of work performance. If the exact location is not specified, the employee shall be deemed to be performing work at the employer’s head office during the duration of the employment relationship, when a contract for employment is concluded.
fixed-term, provision for full-time or part-time employment, provision for daily or weekly full-time employment and working time allocation, provision for the amount of the basic salary expressed in monetary terms the employee performing the work under the law, the collective agreement and the employment contract, the provision for other benefits to the employee under the law and the collective agreement, the provision for annual leave, ie the method of employment granting annual leave and listing the general acts of the employer setting out the conditions of employment of the employee.

The agreement can contain other provisions, but any provision that is contrary to the law shall be considered null and void.

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