Why Employment Contracts Should be Provided
The relationship that exists between the person employed and the employer is contained in 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. A verbal agreement between both the parties is not the best way as the terms of work and conditions can change with time and if it is a verbal agreement sometimes the changes cannot be captured.
The business operations and also the employee responsibilities can change with time. 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. The contract of employment enables both the employer and the employee to understand the terms and the conditions that they have to abide by so that they can create a conducive working environment. 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 are referred to as the common law employment.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. The terms and conditions that are negotiated through the corrective agreement are included in the agreement contract.
Also the terms and condition that are established by custom and practice are included. There are also other terms which are necessary to make the contract work.
There should be a mutual working understanding between the employee and the employer. The terms are written to express the agreement terms on both parties and then there are others that are implied into the agreement.
The employers have to give a written statement to their employee who is a legal requirement highlighting certain particulars of the employment. The contract document contains information like the business address, the Business name, a name of the employee, the job description, work title and other information.
It also highlights how much, and how often and how an employee will be paid. All the holidays are that the employee is entitled to are highlighted.
If an employee will at some point be required to travel somewhere for employment this is captured in the contract and also the nrservice they are to offer to the employer.
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