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. The employers and the employees should enter into a written contract so that in a case of any changes in the working conditions, the contract can be amended and incorporated into the contract.
The operations of businesses can change, and if this happens, the information has to be captured into the contract. 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. 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. Both the employer and the employee have to sign the contract so that it can be in operation. The contracts of employment are referred to as the common law employment.
The contract of employment includes the terms and conditions that the employer and the employee has agreed on. 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.
There are employment laws that are supposed by law to be included in the contract agreement, these are also included. There are also other terms which are necessary to make the contract work.
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 contract document contains information like the business address, the Business name, a name of the employee, the job description, work title and other information.
The payment terms are noted down. It should also include if the employee is entitled to holiday entitlement, and this includes the public holidays.
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.