Employing in Greece
Labor laws in Greece follow the basic principle of equal treatment of the employees, and any direct or indirect discrimination is strictly prohibited. Employers planning to hire from Greece need to manage payroll, benefits and compensation, taxes, leaves, and other regulated criteria for their Greek employees.
Except for some specific cases, it is not mandatory to have an employment contract in writing. The employment details are documented, specifying the employer, employee, tenure, type of employment, and other conditions applicable to the employee during the working term in the organization. The information can be compiled in English and Greek (or any other local language) to ensure transparency and clarity on the terms and conditions.
The probationary period followed in Greece is from one month to an year.