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Smart Ideas: Jobs Revisited

Why Employment Contracts are Necessary

Before and employee starts an employment there has to be an agreement between the employer and employee known as a contract. We also have tribunal courts that will look into cases that occur as a result of the contracts being followed. It is a common practice for both the employer and the employee to enter into a signed contract so that they can each understand the terms and the conditions that both parties have to abide with. These agreements are supposed to be in writing and have to incorporate the terms that both the employer and the employee have to work and abide with. Some of the employers will ignore this and agree on a verbal agreement with their employees they, therefore, do not finalize with the terms of employment in a written form or an employment contract.

The operations of businesses can change, and if this happens, the information has to be captured into the contract. When changes occur in a business place, the employer and the employee has to ensure that the changes are captured in the written contract and then both parties to sign. When an employment contract is signed by both parties the terms of employment are well highlighted to ensure that both the employer and the employee understands the terms that both have to abide by. This contract is in operation from the time is signed, or the employment commences, until there are some amendments, or the contract is terminated. The contracts of employment also referred to as the common law contracts consists of the following.

It includes the terms and conditions that have been agreed on between the employee and the employer that they both have to abide with so that they can work smoothly. The terms that you have agreed on are included in the written contract.

Also the terms and condition that are established by custom and practice are included. An example is when the employee is working as a driver, where the contract highlights that he must have a valid driving license for the class of vehicle the employee will be driving.

There should be a mutual working understanding between the employee and the employer. All the terms are well highlighted in the agreement contract.

Employers are supposed to give the contracts to their employees. The statement can be contained in more than one document, and it highlights the following information, the business address, and name, the employees name, the job description and title of the work they will be doing and the commencement date.

It also highlights how much, and how often and how an employee will be paid. It should also include if the employee is entitled to holiday entitlement, and this includes the public holidays.
It includes where the employee will work, and whether he or she will have to travel for work assignments in other areas and if they are paid and also if the employee will work in different places and if yes where.