Benefits of Employment Contracts
The relationship that exists between the person employed and the employer is contained in a contract. This has caused some disagreements, and this is why we have the tribunal claims. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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.
There has to be a written contract between the employer and the employee before the employer starts to work for the employee. 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.
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.