Part-Time Work in General
Part-time work generally means work where the employee’s working time has been agreed on being shorter than the regular working time.
Working Hours Act does not give an employee a unilateral right to shorten the working hours agreed upon. The law does not prevent the employer and employee from agreeing other upon part-time work in the employment agreement of during the employment relationship. Employee’s right to work part-time and agreeing upon part-time work are especially handled in this section.
The employer is entitled to change the employment relationship unilaterally into a part-time relationship on the termination grounds referred to in Employment Contracts Act’s chapter 7. Employer’s right to unilaterally shorter his/her working hours are handled more closely in section [2.3.7 Shifting to Part-Time Work]. Shortening the working hours is handled more closely in section [2.3.8 Lay-offs]