The Importance of Employment Contracts

by | Mar 15, 2023 | Employment Law

One of the most important things you can do as an employer to protect your business and ensure fairness in the workplace is to have a written employment contract. When an employment relationship does not work out having a well written employment contract can protect your business from court claims.

A well written employment contract can also help assist if any issues come up regarding the terms of employment including the following:

  1. Hours of employment;
  2. Compensation;
  3. Vacation time;
  4. Notice in the event of termination; and
  5. Duties expected of the employee

There are many other topics that an employment contract can cover depending on the nature of employment and the complexity of the employment arrangement. As well if your business has any important workplace policies they can be incorporated into the employment contract.

An employment contract will not reduce all liability of an employer but it will definitely help to eliminate confusion surrounding important aspects of employment. It is never too late as a business owner to start implementing employment contracts for your employees.

Please do not hesitate to contact Avery Law Office to assist in drafting or reviewing employment contracts.

This this information is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Individuals should consult with their personal legal professional regarding the information provided herein.

<a href="" target="_self">Anne-Marie Mizzi</a>

Anne-Marie Mizzi

Anne-Marie started her legal career at our Summerland office May 2021. She is be a recent Juris Doctorate graduate from Thompson Rivers University. While at Thompson Rivers University she participated in the Law Rugby Club and Access to Justice Club. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2018. While at Saint Francis Xavier University she was the vice president of the Political Science Society and was a member of the Model United Nations team. Wherever she goes she likes to be involved in the community and looks forward to participating in what Summerland has to offer. She is also an animal lover having a cat of her own!