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. The employee and the employer has to be in a written agreement, and both have to sign the contract. 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 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. Both the employer and the employee have to sign the contract so that it can be in operation. The contracts of employment are referred to as the common law employment.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. There are terms and conditions which are set by legislation, which includes the national minimum wage and the minimum number of the paid holidays that the employee is entitled to in each year and all this is included in the contract of employment.
There are employment laws that are supposed by law to be included in the contract agreement, these 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. All the terms are well highlighted in the agreement contract.
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 hours that the employee is supposed to work per day is highlighted in the statement and if they have to work during the day or night and if they have to work on the weekends like Sundays and if the employees are paid overtime. If an employee is to go for public holidays, the information is captured in the employment contract.
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.