Under the Cypriot legal system, a written employment is not required by law. Despite this, by virtue of law 100(I) 2000, employers have a legal obligation to inform potential employees of specific information regarding their employment. These are and not limited to the following:
- All the payments (salary, bonuses and so on) which the employee may be entitled to and the time schedule for their payment.
- Annual leave entitlement.
- Notice periods.
- The application of any collective agreements.
- The commencement date of the contract and its duration if it is for a fixed period.
- The identity of the parties.
- The place of work and the registered address of the business.
- The position or the specialisation of the employee.
- The usual duration of daily or weekly employment.
Contracts of employment can be in any languages as long as both parties i.e. the employer and the employee can understand. If the contract is written in a language that is not understood by the employee then the employer must explain the terms to the employee so they can understand them.
Implied terms are the words and visions that a court would see or assume that were intended to be in a contact of employment. Implied terms that are found in employment contracts are implied by both common law and statute. They include the rights and obligations that the employee and employee must adhere to.
Emilianides A and Iōannou C, Labour Law In Cyprus