Why Employment Contracts are Necessary
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 the employers to enter into agreements with the employees so that they can start an employer and employee relationship. The employee and the employer has to be in a written agreement, and both have to sign the contract. 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.
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. 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. This contract is in operation from the time is signed, or the employment commences, until there are some amendments, or the contract is terminated. 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.
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.
An example is how the employees are supposed to act in good faith, and the employers have confidence and trust the employees. 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.
The hours that the employee is supposed to work per day is highlighted in the statement and if they have to work during the day or night and if they have to work on the weekends like Sundays and if the employees are paid overtime. If an employee is to go for public holidays, the information is captured in the employment contract.
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.