Why Employment Contracts are Necessary
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 the employers to enter into agreements with the employees so that they can start an employer and employee relationship. 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. 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.
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. When an employment contract is signed by both parties the terms of employment are well highlighted to ensure that both the employer and the employee understands the terms that both have to abide by. 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 has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. 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.
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.
There are also other terms which might seem obvious when mentioned. The terms are written to express the agreement terms on both parties and then there are others that are implied into the agreement.
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 payment terms are noted down. All the holidays are that the employee is entitled to are highlighted.
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.