Chilean legislation provides three categories of labor contracts: individual labor contracts, collective labor contracts, and special contracts.
They are agreements executed between employers and employees with the purpose of establish common labor conditions, remunerations or other benefits in kind or money, for a fixed period of time”. The Collective Contract must be agreed in writing and must be registered before the Department of Labor within 5 days since its execution. Legally, such contracts must be executed for a fixed term, which cannot surpass 3 years and may not be less than 2. Also, the law provides the minimum clauses to be included in these instruments.