The purpose of an employment contract is to stipulate the terms of employment between employer and employee. These contracts can even span many decades. It is unfortunate for both parties when a dispute about individual provisions arises.
Effective, legally sound employment contract
For this reason, it is highly recommended that the employer uses a template for his/her employment contract and that the employee has someone review the contract.
There’s nothing more frustrating than the case where provisions on special payments such as bonuses, commissions, and Christmas bonuses are not worded transparently. These situations can lead to costly legal disputes.
Or it can mean that the fixed term contract that the employer intended is null and void. The provisions on transfers/redeployments are also riddled with minutiae.
There are often problems with the wording of deadlines when employees are dismissed or exclusions added. They can lead to tremendous risks for both employee and employer.
For this reason, it makes sense for both parties to conclude a contract that is effective and legally sound.
Insurance for legal expenses do not cover the expenses for consulting a lawyer. For this reason, I charge a flat fee for drafting and reviewing employment contracts. Ask me for my fees ahead of time. Click here for more information on my fees for an initial consultation.