Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What should be contract terms between employee and employer

Precaution is better than Cure.

Filling up an employment contract between employee and employer is in favour of both employer and employee. An employment contract can be both non written and written form, but it is always safer to have a written form of recruitment contract in order to have a smooth and healthy work relation between the two.
An employment contract is also known by the name work agreement. A work agreement is a written form of confirmation of terms and conditions between employer and employee. The employment contract talks about the rights, duties and responsibilities of an employee towards the organisation and also how the employer is going to compensate the employees for their sincere services offered towards the company’s growth and proper functioning.
An employment contract contains various essential aspects which are confirmed to the candidate before the commencement of the employment. The task of communicating the terms and conditions of employment are usually done by the company’s Human Resource team/ officials.
Even though the employment contract need not necessarily be in writing, however, the employee can request for a printed copy of the employment agreement within a couple of months of joining the firm. Having every terms and conditions in black and white helps avoid any potential disputes may which may creep in otherwise.
Both employee and employer are bound by the employment contract terms until the contract expires. In case the contract needs to be broken by either parties, then in such a scenario one has to give prior information or in some cases have to fulfil agreement requirements before breaking the employment contract. The contract can also be ended if both the parties i.e. employer and employee agrees to change the conditions out of mutual understanding.
Apart from the formal employment contract there lie the concept of implied terms and conditions. The implied terms and conditions those parameters which are not given in black and white but are understood as well as exit in practicality.

To be 100% precarious always ask your company to provide you with employment or recruitment contract agreement. This will definitely save you from entering into any potential hassles during or after service period. Do not hesitate to ask for it. It is your right to know and possess a copy of service agreement between you and your company. Go for it!

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