Permanent Seasonal Agreement

The objective of the measure is to provide financial assistance to seasonal workers during the period during which they are not working, in order to ensure that employers have the necessary labour in all services during reduced working hours, due to the seasonal characteristics of the company. In addition to financial assistance for seasonal workers, a portion of the expenses of extended pension insurance are granted to employers during the period during which seasonal workers are not working and are registered for a longer pension plan over a six-month period between two seasons. It is a social measure to preserve employment. The employer can use the instrument for as many seasonal workers as he has. Permanent seasonal workers may also be hired during the extended insurance period to participate in preparations for next season and special events that they cannot do during the season. For these activities, the employer may reward the person with a monthly amount that cannot be higher than the average monthly earnings during the previous year`s unemployment (compared to 2004,42 HRK in 2017). Seasonal workers receive financial assistance for the entire a-season period (no more than 6 months), whether or not they work for this period – it is also a social measure. During this period, they may work for the employer on the preparation of next season and events a season, for which they can additionally be allocated with the amount that is not greater than the average amount of earnings for the unemployed in the previous year. Seasonal work is a kind of fixed-term contract in which the employment relationship ends after a certain time or a particular event has occurred.

The federal government employs permanent and temporary workers. Permanent employees are generally hired as part of a professional job (Permanent – Career-Conditional Appointment). As a general rule, this is the first job of appointment and the agent must complete a one-year trial period and a total of 3 years of uninterrupted credit to achieve a job (Permanent – Career Appointment).