What should I include in an employment agreement?
Normally an employee will have an individual employment agreement. Collective employment agreements tend to be the domain of union-based workers.
Individual employment agreements need to be in writing and signed by you and your employee. It should include:
- employer and the employee names
- job description
- hours and location of job
- the wages or salary that you will pay to the employee, as well as incentives such as bonuses
- redundancy clause
- jargon-free explanation of the services available for employment relationship problems
- any trial period
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