Employment contracts are among the most important documents you could have as an employee as they contain the description of your employment relationship with your employer. These documents also contain everything from one worker’s duties and responsibilities, compensation, as well as the benefits that one person should receive.
If you are an employer, you should know how to correctly and appropriately draft employment contracts. So how should you draft one and what should an employment contract contain?
- The parties involved in the contract. First and foremost, the contract should contain information about the parties or persons involved in the contract. It should contain the contact information of the employee and the employer. Put in the legal names of both the employee and the employer or the business. Get and include the names, addresses, phone and e-mail numbers of both parties.
- The terms and conditions of the employment. In this part of the contract, you should put in all of the terms and conditions that come with one’s employment. Here, the date of employment, the compensation one should receive, and the position, as well as the duties of the employee should be properly stated. It would be best that these things should be explained specifically to ensure that there would be no misunderstandings between the employer and employee in the future.
- Policies and procedures. This would help guide them employee to prevent problems with his stay with the company.
- Mention agreements, statements or clauses. Depending on the nature of one’s employment, you may need them to agree on certain non-disclosure, privacy agreements or statements that are important to the company.
- Agreement termination. You should stipulate in the contract how the agreement could be terminated. Here the employee should see the possible causes of one’s firing. You can also add the severance packages that the company offers.
- Signature of both parties. This is one of the most important parts of a employment contract. This shows that both parties do agree on what the contract contains. The signature of both parties makes the contract valid and the absence of one makes the contract null and void.
While it is generally easy to draft a contract, one should realize the real-world implications that every word or punctuation mark has. That is why you will need the help of a Los Angeles employment attorney in making one.