Full-time Employment contract with a probationary period

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An employment agreement allows an employer to hire an employee. An employment contract specifies the rights and obligations of the employer and the employee. An employment contract will specify key information such as the employee's role, salary, work location, hours and holidays.

A full-time employee will work between 35 and 40 hours a week usually spread over 5 days.

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A probationary period is a period at the start of employment which is used to assess a recent hire's suitability for their role. During this period, both the employer and the employee may terminate the employment with a reduced notice period.

An employer will include a probationary period in the employment contract if they feel there is a risk that the new employee does not meet their expectations. For example, a graduate recruit won't alway have the required skills ro experience for the role so a probationary period allows the graduate and the employer to determine if the role is a good a fit.

Legislate's employment contract offers the option to include a probationary period or not. When a probationary period is included, the employer cans set the length of the probation, the notice during the probation and whether it can be extended or not.

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