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Regular practice (the term επιχειρησιακη συνηθεια, i.e. company custom, is also used) which becomes established as a result of certain matters in relations between employer and employees being handled in a particular way over a prolonged period of time, so that the impression is formed, and the shared conviction developed, that their regulation is based on some general binding rule. For such a practice to be created, two basic elements are required.
(a) Uniform regulation: the terms and conditions of employment concerned must be regulated uniformly by the employer, and not varied and individualized for particular employees.
(b) This uniform regulation must have a degree of permanency, i.e. must have been repeated over a given period of time. The length of time required for this cannot be specified in advance but is decided according to each particular case. However, the regulation must always have been repeated sufficiently often for it to be reasonable to expect that, taking all other circumstances into account, it will be continued in the future. See pay/wage , custom , local employment practice .
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.