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Two legal reasons that a fixed-term contract can be more than three months

by , 30 August 2015
Fixed-term contracts are contracts that are set for a specific period of time between you and the employee.
Fixed-term contracts require correct implementation and management. Failure to do so could see you sitting on a case of unfair labour practices.

This is especially relevant with all the recent changes to Labour Relations Amendment Act.

With regard to it, there are only two legal reasons for a fixed-term contract to be more than three months.

Here they are:

 
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Two reasons your fixed-term contracts can be more than three months

1. You can only hire a fixed-term employee for more than three months if his work is for a very specific period of time. 
 
2. You can hire a fixed term employee if you can present any other justifiable reason as to why you need a fixed-term contract.

Justifiable reasons include: 

Replacing another employee who is temporarily away from work;
An unexpected increase in workload that will not last more than 12 months; 
You hiring a student or recent graduate in order for him to gain work experience; and
You wish to hire a fixed-term employee for a specific project that will last for a specific duration; etc.
 
So there you have it! There are two reasons for a fixed-term contract to be more than three months. 

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