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. The employee and the employer has to be in a written agreement, and both have to sign the contract. 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. When changes occur in a business place, the employer and the employee has to ensure that the changes are captured in the written contract and then both parties to sign. 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. 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.
The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also 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. The terms are written to express the agreement terms on both parties and then there are others that are implied into the agreement.
The employers have to give a written statement to their employee who is a legal requirement highlighting certain particulars of the employment. The contact information include all the personal information between the business and the employee.
It also highlights how much, and how often and how an employee will be paid. If an employee is to go for public holidays, the information is captured in the employment contract.
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.