What Should You Include in an Employment Contract?
An employment agreement is a legal contract between employer and employee that covers the terms and conditions of employment. From being transparent upfront about all aspects of the contract to using straightforward contract language, there are several tips that should serve as your best guide for handling employment contracts when you sign up new employees for your organization.
11 Employment Contract Best Practices
Be Transparent Upfront About All Aspects of the Contract
Cover the Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Clauses Well
Lay Out the Duties for the Role Clearly
Specify the Period of Employment and Work Hours
Keep Contracts Current
Clearly Outline Any Opportunities for Monetary Benefits
Have Clear Termination Details
Include All Detailed Information for Mutual Accountability
Define Your Working Model and Expectations Clearly
Get the Contract and All Details to the Employee in a Timely Manner
Use Straightforward Contract Language
It's also important to note that there several different types of employment contract including full-time or part-time, fixed-term contracts, temporary, internships, apprentice agreements and freelancer contracts. Employers can also engage employees via zero-hours contracts. More on this is our next newsletter.