The Employment Contract
One of the best ways to ensure that disputes in the workplace are avoided is by both the employer and the employee entering a properly prepared yet simple and clear agreement which deals with all issues that can arise. Such Contracts or Agreements are not difficult to prepare – they simply set out each party’s rights and obligations towards the other.
Too often we find that we have to ‘clean up the mess’ after difficulties have arisen. Too many times we have heard our clients comment ‘……..if only I had come to you in the first place’.
The employment contracts and agreements that we draft or advise on usually deal with issues such as:-
- Rates of pay
- Length of the employment contract
- Employer obligations
- Employee obligations
- Confidentiality provisions
- Rules relating to termination of employment
- Restraints of trade
- Notice periods