28. 6. 2012
The document contains detailed information on terms of posting workers to EU member states including local conditions of employment. Each member state is described its notification duty, competent institutions for particular steps incl. contacts, data to be notified, sanctions for not complying with the regulations, etc.
Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
Department of Labour
9, Klimentos street
1480 Nicosia Cyprus
tel.: 00357 22400802, 22400844
fax: 00357 22400809
More information may be found on: www.mlsi.gov.cy
EU citizens must register with the Ministry of Interior if they plan to stay at Cyprus for more than 3 months:
Civil Registry and Migration Department
Ministry of Interior
Head Office – Chilonos street,
tel.: 00357 22403904
- the MEU1A1 form must be filled in
- sufficient income from an employment outside Cyprus must be proven
- health insurance must be proven (European Health Insurance Card)
- employment contract must be submitted
Tax office where posted employees must register when exceeding 183 days in Cyprus
The District Inland Revenue Department
Ministry of Finance
Andrea Zakou steet No. 9, Engomi
Period of notification of posting
Notification must be made at least one day prior to posting an employee.
Sanctions for failure to notify
Failure to comply with the notification duty can lead to a jail sentence up to 3 months or a fine of 3,420 Euro or both sanctions at the same time. In addition to this, other sanctions resulting from employment regulations may be imposed.
There is no specific form for notification.
Data to be notified
- name of the employer, address of its headquarter and its legal form
- details on the legal representative acting on behalf of the enterprise and the representative in Cyprus if there is one
- the place where the services is provided (address, name, legal status, company’s premises where employees will provide the services)
- commencement date of the posting
- length of the posting
- personal identification data of posted employees
- type of work
Maximum length of working time
In general, weekly working time agreed on in collective agreements ranges from 38 to 40 hours. Weekly working time must not exceed 48 hours on average including overtime. Collective agreements are not published on the Internet. Their up-to-date versions are always available at relevant trade unions.
Minimum length of a rest period
11 consecutive hours within every 24 hours. If the working time exceeds 6 hours in one day, the employee is entitled to a 15 minute rest period during which he/she can leave the place of work. The employee is also entitled to an uninterrupted rest period of at least 24 hours a week.
Minimum length of holidays
Employees working on the basis of a 5 day working week are entitled to a minimum of 20 days of paid holidays a year and those working on the basis of a 6 day working week are entitled to a minimum of 24 days of paid holidays a year. The minimum paid holidays a year agreed in collective agreements is longer.
The minimum wage set by law applies solely to shop assistants, officers, nurses and baby-sitters. Effective April 1, 2010, the minimum wage is set at 853 Euro when joining the company and 887 Euro after 6 months of work. The minimum wage for other professions is stipulated in collective agreements or directly between an employer and an employee, including an extra payment for overtime.
Documents to be available at the place of pursuance of work
- E 101 or E 102 form
- EHIC – European Health Insurance Card
- identification document
Necessity to translate documents
The obligatory notification must be in Greek and English; it is recommended having the employment contract translated to English.
Obligation to store the documents
Documents do not have to be stored.
Obligation to entrust a responsible representative
Obligation to entrust a responsible representative for receiving papers