What are the essential legal provisions in labor relations?

  • Labor relations governing the employment of all employees in the Republic of Azerbaijan are regulated by the Labor Code, effective 1 July 1999 (the "Labor Code"), together with other laws issued pursuant to the Labor Code.
  • Employment relations are established by the execution of a written employment contract, which is concluded without a fixed term in most cases. In limited cases (such as seasonal employment, work on a fixed-term project or assignment, or by agreement of the employer and employee) the employment contract can be made for a fixed term of up to 5 years.
  • The employee assumes to obtain special work permit for employing foreign citizens and the procedure is regulated by the "Law on Labor migration".

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