Employment contracts but don’t know where to start?
Updated: Jul 9
Every employment relationship involves a contract between an employer and an employee. This contract may be verbal or in writing or may sometimes involve a mix of the two. The fact that an employee starts work for an employer brings with it certain fundamental implied terms, such as the right to payment for work performed and a duty of mutual trust and confidence.
The inherent difficulty with verbal contracts or relying on implied terms (in cases where there is no specific written agreement or only a limited verbal agreement) is that there can be later disagreement about what was agreed in the first place. Therefore, a written contract is always preferable.
An employment contract should include:
- Company name
- Position and job title
- Reporting structure
- Hours of work
- Notice period
- Probationary period
- Termination clause
- Remuneration and entitlements
- Start date
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