Written employment contracts have not always been commonplace, but they are crucial to protect the rights of employees and employers. However, they can often seem quite legalistic and overwhelming, so it is important to be aware of what should and should not typically be included.
The APodA HR Advisory Service is here to help you understand employment contracts through this article written for APodA members – by exploring their common features and related common questions.
An employment contract establishes the terms and conditions of an employment relationship. While it is possible for a contract to simply be a verbal agreement, it is best practice to have a written contract. This way both parties can be clear as to their rights and obligations and everyone is on the same page.
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