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What is a contract of employment?

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

A contract of employment is basically a formal agreement between the employer and employee about terms of work. A normal employee contract should include information such as the job title, brief description of tasks undertaken, hours and days required to work, pay rate, holidays and start and finish date of contract. Many employers put new staff on a temporary 3 month contract which is then renewed as a permanent contract if both the employer and employee are happy.

Be sure to check your contract in detail and flag up any concerns you have before you sign it as it is a legally binding document. If there are any changes in your work hours or pay etc then your contract should be updated and you will need to sign it again to agree. It is important to keep a copy of your employee contract should you need to refer to it at a later date.

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