Benefits of Employment Contracts
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. The practice of the employer and the employee signing a contract of agreement is a most common practice. 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. The changes might fail to be integrated into the verbal or even the written contract which leaves both the employer and the employee exposed to the uncertainty and legal exposures. 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. The contract starts to work immediately it is signed by both parties. The contracts are called a common law employment contracts.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. The terms that you have agreed on are included in the written contract.
Also the terms and condition that are established by custom and practice are 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 should be a mutual working understanding between the employee and the employer. All the terms are well highlighted in the agreement contract.
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 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. It should also include if the employee is entitled to holiday entitlement, and this includes the public holidays.
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.