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 the employers to enter into agreements with the employees so that they can start an employer and employee relationship. 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.
When the changes occur in business places the information has to be captured in the agreement contract to protect both the employee and the employer. The changes might fail to be integrated into the verbal or even the written contract which leaves both the employer and the employee exposed to the uncertainty and legal exposures. 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. The contract starts to work immediately it is signed by both parties. The contracts are called a common law employment contracts.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. 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. Some are the requirement that an employer should have and so they are included in the contract
so that the employee can abide by them.
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.
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. 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.