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What is a non-term CSD?

Verified 30 September 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You can be hired in CDD: titleContent without a specific term, i.e. without an end date set after your initial CDD, under certain conditions. We explain the rules in this regard.

Your CSD may not include a specific term when it is concluded in one of the following cases:

  • You are replacing an absent employee
  • You are replacing an employee whose employment contract is suspended
  • You are replacing a pending employee CDI: titleContent
  • You are hired as a seasonal employee
  • You are replacing a small-scale, industrial or commercial company manager or a person engaged in a business activity
  • You replace a farm manager

Your CSD without a specific term is concluded for a minimum period.

The duration of your CSD must be specified in your employment contract.

Your DDC will end on the return of the employee you are replacing or at the end of the subject matter for which it was concluded with your employer.

Maximum allowable duration of the DDC without a specific term

CDD Type

Maximum Time

Contract of employment concluded to replace an absent or suspended employee

End of absence of the employee being replaced. The CSD may terminate the employee's reappointment day the day after and within 18 months.

Work contract concluded in place of a person engaged in a professional activity who is a craft, industrial or commercial company

End of absence. The CSD may terminate the employee's reappointment day the day after and within 18 months.

Contract concluded while waiting for a permanent employee

9 months

Contract for seasonal employment

End of season

Contract executed abroad

Achievement of the object of the contract and within 24 months

Contract concluded in the course of employment for which it is not customary to use the CDI

Achievement of the object of the contract and within 24 months

Warning  

a CSD without a specific term cannot be renewed.

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