Obligation to Work
An employee’s most important obligation is the obligation to work, whereas an employer’s most important obligation is to pay the employee a salary for the work performed. The obligation to work starts when the employment relationship commences, which may be later than the date of the employment contract. The obligation to work continues throughout the employment relationship and during notice period unless the employer has agreed to release the employee from the obligation.
The obligation to work is personal and the employee may not ask another person to undertake the work on his/her behalf without the employer’s consent. The obligation to work corresponds with the obligation to pay salary, except in respect of holiday periods or other paid leaves from work during which the employer must pay salary even though the employer does not work.