When hiring an employee who is a foreign citizen, it is employer’s obligation to check if employee has a right to work in Estonia. To fulfil that obligation an employer can ask employee to present documents and copy thereof for employer proving his/her legal status and make the necessary registrations that must be done by employer.
It is also employer’s obligation to register new employment relation in Estonian Employment Register.
The employment contract shall be, in addition to its original language, translated to a language the employee understands. Note that people with temporary protection must also be treated equally with other employees in terms of pay and other working conditions.
It is suggested to include in an employment contract the following: