What should be taken into account when agreeing on a trial period at the beginning of the employment relationship?
The trial period must be agreed so that both parties are aware of the trial period condition. When agreeing on the trial period, the length of the trial period must also be agreed upon. The trial period can be agreed upon regardless of the duration of the employment contract, i.e. it can also be agreed upon when concluding a fixed-term employment contract. As a rule, the trial period lasts for a maximum of six months and starts when the work begins. In the case of a fixed-term employment contract, the trial period may be a maximum half of the duration of the employment contract but not more than six months.