Why Employment Contracts Should be Provided
The relationship that exists between an employer and an employee is based on a law of contract, but unlike other types of agreement only some certain aspects of the contract of the employees are required to be in writing by the law. 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 usually put in writing by the employer incorporating the terms and both the employer and employee have to mutually agree with the standard form, or with the negotiated terms that exist between both parties. 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 business operations and also the employee responsibilities can change with time. When this happens and there is no written contract, there might be an oversight of these changes, but when there is a written contract this information has to be incorporated into the contract. 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. The contract starts to work immediately it is signed by both parties. The contracts of employment also referred to as the common law contracts consists of the following.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. The terms that you have agreed on are included in the written contract.
The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also 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. 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.
The payment terms are noted down. 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.