Why Employment Contracts Should be Provided
Before and employee starts an employment there has to be an agreement between the employer and employee known as 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 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. 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. 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 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.
The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also included. There are also other terms which are necessary to make the contract work.
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.
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.
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.