Temporary agency work or contract work

In temporary agency work the temporary work agency (employer) hires out their employees to the user company. The work is done under the management and supervision of the user company. In temporary agency work an employment contract is made between the temporary work agency and the employee.

The obligation to treat all employees and job applicants equally applies to temporary agency workers as well. The temporary agency worker cannot without an valid reason be treated differently than the worker in the user company. It is possible to deviate from this principle with a comprehensive national collective agreement.

It has been stated in case law that the main rule of an employment contract being valid until further notice also applies in temporary agency work. Usage of a fixed-term employment contract always requires legal grounds. More information on the usage of fixed-term employment contracts.

A generally applicable collective agreement might be applied to the temporary agency workers, if the temporary work agency is bound by one.