What are the rights and responsibilities of an employee contract?

What are the rights and responsibilities of an employee contract?

The terms and conditions in your company handbook will give employees rights and responsibilities specific to your business. The contract may also give your employees rights above and beyond their statutory entitlement. You can only add to statutory rights when providing a contract.

When do employees have to stick to a contract?

All employees have an employment contract with their employer. These are called the ‘terms’ of the contract. Employees and employers must stick to a contract until it ends (eg by an employer or employee giving notice or an employee being dismissed) or until the terms are changed…

Do you have a contract of employment with your employer?

What is a contract of employment. There is always a contract between an employee and employer. You may not have anything in writing, but a contract will still exist. This is because your agreement to work for your employer and your employer’s agreement to pay you for your work forms a contract.

What are the terms of an employment contract?

All employees have an employment contract with their employer. A contract is an agreement that sets out an employee’s: These are called the ‘terms’ of the contract.

The terms and conditions in your company handbook will give employees rights and responsibilities specific to your business. The contract may also give your employees rights above and beyond their statutory entitlement. You can only add to statutory rights when providing a contract.

When does an employee have to sign a no-hire contract?

For example, an employee may be prohibited from working for an employer’s competitors, within a particular county, for six months after termination. After that, the employee is free to work with whom he wishes and wherever he wishes. Many employees are even compensated for signing such an agreement.

Is it legal to change the contract of an employee?

Should you be looking to change a contract in this way, it does present legal risks. There’s also no guarantee an employee will accept what you offer them and come back to work for you. In this section you can find an example for the type of written statement you should send to your employee.

Do you have to re-engage an employee on a new contract?

You’ll need to re-engage them on a new contract after this. During this consultation, you can aim to agree on a solution that doesn’t require dismissal. But tell the employee from the outset that you may have to consider dismissal if you don’t reach an agreement on the change of contract.