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. The practice of the employer and the employee signing a contract of agreement is a most common practice. 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. The employers and the employees should enter into a written contract so that in a case of any changes in the working conditions, the contract can be amended and incorporated into the 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 there is a written contract the terms of employment are clearly and unmistakably highlighted to ensure that both parties are quite aware and understand their main responsibilities, obligations and duties under the contract of agreement. 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.
The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also 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 are also other terms which might seem obvious when mentioned. The contract terms are well highlighted in the contract for both parties to understand.
There has to be a written contract between the employer and the employee before the employer starts to work for the employee. 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.
The payment terms are noted down. All the holidays are that the employee is entitled to are highlighted.
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.