What is temporary work?
The temporary job It is the hiring of a person to carry out a job of a fixed duration. This hiring can be done directly (the company looks for and selects the worker) or through a temporary work agency (ETT).
When does a company need a temporary worker?
Companies may need temporary workers for different reasons, the main ones being:
- Cover sick leave.
- Cover maternity or paternity leave.
- Punctual accumulation of tasks.
- Excess work in specific periods.
- Carry out implementation projects.
- Replacement of workers in vacation periods.
- Outsourcing of administrative management.
What types of temporary contracts are there?
Contract for specific work or service
This type of contract is concluded for the performance of a work or provision of a specific service for a limited period of time and of uncertain duration. The contract can be part-time or full-time.
The activity carried out by the worker in this type of contract cannot be the normal and permanent activity of the company, but rather an activity with its own autonomy and substantivity.
Temporary contract due to market circumstances, accumulation of tasks or excess orders (eventual)
This contract is made when the company has a backlog of work or overorder. This can be part-time or full-time.
This type of contract can also be made in the case of a first professional experience, a young first job, or an unemployed person under the age of 30, who has no professional experience or if it is less than three months. The maximum duration of this contract is six months, in a period of twelve. If it is a first young job, it will have a minimum duration of three months.
Temporary contract to replace workers with the right to reserve their job (interim)
This contract is for temporarily replace a worker with the right to reserve the job, either due to a leave, a leave of absence, a vacation period, etc. The duration of the contract will be the duration of the absence of the replaced worker.
First youth job contract
This type of contract is aimed at young people who meet any of the following requirements:
- Unemployed registered in the Employment Office, under 30 years old, or 35 years old if a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33% is recognized.
- No work experience or less than three months.
The contract is for a specified time, its minimum duration is three months and its maximum duration is six months (except as provided in the collective agreement, which cannot exceed twelve months).
Benefits and drawbacks of temporary work