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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. This has caused some disagreements, and this is why we have the tribunal claims. The practice of the employer and the employee signing a contract of agreement is a most common practice. 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. Some of the employers will ignore this and agree on a verbal agreement with their employees they, therefore, do not finalize with the terms of employment in a written form or an employment 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. 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 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.

The contract of employment includes the terms and conditions that the employer and the employee has agreed on. The terms that you have agreed on are included in the written contract.

The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also 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 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. It should also include if the employee is entitled to holiday entitlement, and this includes the public holidays.
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.