EU employment law

EU law on employment contracts


The European Union (EU) legislation on employment contracts sets out the minimum information that employers must give to employees. The information must be given in writing.

Each member state has implemented the EU laws into its own legislation, so there may be local variations. Therefore, you should check the specific situation in the member state concerned.

You can get advice on the specific laws in any EU country using the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). This is a network of business advice partner organisations across the EU. Find your nearest partner organisation.

Important: The UK has left the EU and there is now a transition period until the end of 2020. This information is still current but could change. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.