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. 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 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. The contract starts to work immediately it is signed by both parties. The contracts of employment also referred to as the common law contracts consists of the following.
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. 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. 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 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 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.