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Employment Contracts

RAn employment contract is an agreement between an employee and an employer that stipulates the employee's work contribution for the benefit of the employer in return for a specific fee in the form of wages and other benefits from the employer.

A written employment contract must be concluded between the employee and the director/employer at the start of employment. There are deviations from that if the employee is only hired for one month or less or for no more than eight hours per week.

By stating clearly in the employment contract which rules shall apply to the employment relationship, both regarding the job and the conditions that come with it, you can prevent disputes later.

Fræðagarður Assistance

If you still have questions that have not been answered above, we encourage you to contact the office of Fræðagarður.

You can submit a query, for example regarding general questions about labour law and wage issues.

You can also create a formal service request that is automatically entered into our case file system, for example for complex or sensitive cases.

Finally, you can book a call with a specialist, if you think it is more appropriate.

The Fræðagarður service office is located at Borgartún 6 (same building as BHM). It is open every weekday from 09-12 and 13-16. The phone number is 595 5165.