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Is An Employment Contract Necessary?

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Is An Employment Contract Necessary?

Some employers do not give their employees an employment contract, or believe they are even necessary. 

The question is do we really need one?  Most people deem an employment contract as just a document, however it is an enforceable legal agreement.

Ensuring a well written contract is in place does not create mistrust, it doesn’t have to be complicated, costly or time consuming. 

Employment contracts clearly describe an employer-employee relationship and remove any possible ‘implied’ terms.  It also protects the confidential information and intellectual property of the business. 

There is a legal requirement to all employers that they must provide an employment contract within 8 weeks of the employees start date.  If you don’t give them a written contract, then the statutory rules apply. 

We can provide any contract of employment to suit your specific business needs, contact us to find out more.

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