Employment agreements (also known as contracts for service) set out the terms governing the relationship between an employer and an employee. Without a solid and comprehensive employment agreement in place, employers may find their business mired with ill-disciplined workers and frequent employment disputes.
It is important to know that an employer-employee relationship is not governed solely by the agreement between the parties. There is a body of employment law that will affect whether the agreement can be enforced in court.
That said, a well-drafted employment agreement will have taken such employment law principles into account.
What is Included in the Template for Employment Agreement?
- Instructions on how you can use the template
- Employee’s probation period, working hours and place of work
- Employee’s job description
- Employee’s remuneration and leave entitlements
- Confidential rights, obligations and duties of both parties
- Non-compete clause
- Basis of termination of agreement
- Acceptance of offer
The following excerpt is taken from our employment agreement template (which you can purchase at the link below):
6.1. You shall be entitled to _______________ days of annual paid leave for each full calendar year of completed employment with the Employer, pro-rated if necessary to take into account periods of employment not constituting a full calendar year. Annual paid leave is to be taken at a time or times convenient to the business of the Employer and is further subject to approval from the Employer. If such annual paid leave is not taken within the year of service, the annual paid leave not taken shall be __________________________________.
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