Why Employment Contracts are Necessary
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. If the terms and the conditions of a contract of the contract are not followed the person who has breached the agreement is taken to a tribunal court to answer to some charges. 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 supposed to be in writing and have to incorporate the terms that both the employer and the employee have to work and abide with. 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. 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. 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 that you have agreed on are included in the written contract.
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.
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. If an employee is to go for public holidays, the information is captured in the employment contract.
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.