An Employment Agreement establishes the terms of employment between an employer and an individual employee. It sets out the representations made by the parties, their liabilities under the contract, and the duration of the employment. Both parties undertake to comply with relevant laws and regulations, as well as company policies and procedures. Some of these obligations may survive termination of the contract.
The core features of an employment agreement include:
Under an employment contract, employees will contract to receive certain entitlements and will also place themselves under certain obligations.
Some common employee entitlements include:
An employee, being taken into a new business, will also have to comply with a company's various policies and rules. These will include the obligation to comply with:
An employee might also be obligated to:
During the course of employment, an employee will often be under a special duty to further the interests of the Company. In doing so, the employee might also be obligated to partake in certain activities, such as travel, and refrain from certain activities, such as engaging in other businesses.
The employee also has certain obligations to inform the Company if they are no longer entitled to work in the UK; notify the Company of their absence from work, and; disclose any family matters which may reasonably interfere with their employment.
Upon termination of an employment contract, an employee may still carry obligations under that agreement. This will include:
Similarly, the employer will also be affected by rights and obligations under the employment contract and statutory controls.
Under the employment contract, the company will typically have a right to:
Under the employment contract, the company will also be under obligations to the employee, many of which are required by law. The company has a duty to set up a pension scheme, observe Health and Safety Regulations, abide by the Equality Act 2010, pay the employee the agreed amount and inform the Employee of the outcome of any probationary periods.
Legislate’s patented knowledge graph approach (United States patent 11,087,219) understands and reads your contracts in a new and novel way. It allows obligations and restrictions under a contract to be automatically retrieved and visible to ensure that both parties know exactly what their contracts mean. Furthermore, our approach makes managing your staff and employees painless, such as through the possibility of notifying employers when pay rises for each employee might be expected. Legislate’s employment contracts:
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Creating an employment agreement with Legislate is simple. Set the terms of the employment by answering some simple questions and invite your employee when you are happy with the terms.
Once the employee has reviewed the preview and accepted the terms they can sign. Legislate also supports witnessing should you require this.