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. The practice of the employer and the employee signing a contract of agreement is a most common practice. These agreements are supposed to be in writing and have to incorporate the terms that both the employer and the employee have to work and abide with. 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. 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. Both the employer and the employee have to sign the contract so that it can be in operation. The contracts are called a common law employment contracts.
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 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. 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.
The employers have to give a written statement to their employee who is a legal requirement highlighting certain particulars of the employment. The contact information include all the personal information between the business and the employee.
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.
The best way to acquire the information is by signing the contract of employment, which means that the employment must be provided before the commencement of employment.