Benefits of Employment Contracts
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. 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. 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.
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. 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 of employment are referred to as the common law employment.
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 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. 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.
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.
There has to be a written contract between the employer and the employee before the employer starts to work for the employee. 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 payment terms are noted down. If an employee is to go for public holidays, the information is captured in the employment contract.
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.