An extended reference period as a tool for more flexible planning of working time. When can it be used and what mistakes need to be avoided?
Employers and employees both often desire flexibility in their employment relations. However, the interests of the parties to an employment contract are not always the same.
In fact, employers seek flexibility which they understand as being able to adapt the terms and conditions of work, including working time, to:
- changing business needs, as well as
- circumstances that are frequently difficult to anticipate and over which employers have no control (like the corona virus pandemic, at the very least)
while at the same time reducing employment costs.Continue reading “The pros and cons of an extended reference period”