Guide to Doing Business
in Suriname

Trial period

When entering into an employment agreement, an employer and an employee may agree on a trial period. During this trial period both parties have the right to terminate the employment agreement with immediate effect, without having to give a valid reason or taking a notice period into account. The trial period may not exceed two months; any provision which stipulates a longer trial period or the commencing of a new trial period after termination of the trial period,  is null and void. Different than in the Dutch Caribbean labour provisions, Surinamese law does not require that a trial period should be in writing.