⦁ A probationary employment contract is an employment arrangement between an employer and a probationary employee wherein the latter will be required to undergo a probationary period to determine their fitness to qualify for regular employment.
⦁ The probationary employment should not exceed 180 calendar days.
⦁ The standards or criteria for regular employment should be made known to the employee on/before the engagement.
⦁ Probationary employees enjoy security of tenure.
⦁ Non-compliance of the requirements may result in the employee being reclassified as a regular employee.
1. Legal basis
Labor CodeART. 296.  Probationary Employment. Probationary employment shall not exceed six (6) months from the date the employee started working, unless it is covered by an apprenticeship agreement stipulating a longer period. The services of an employee who has been engaged on a probationary basis may be terminated for a just cause or when he fails to qualify as a regular employee in accordance with reasonable standards made known by the employer to the employee at the time of his engagement. An employee who is allowed to work after a probationary period shall be considered a regular employee. (Labor Code)
There is probationary employment when the employee upon his engagement is made to undergo a trial period during which the employer determines his fitness to qualify for regular employment based on reasonable standards made known to him at the time o...
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