Anyone who qualifies as an 'employee' must receive an employment contract. This is a requirement of the BCEA.
Here's why an employment contract is important
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that an employment contract regulates your relationship with your employee and sets out the following:
Employment contracts can also provide for some things that still need to happen after termination.
Mywage.co.za says that 'if there is no contract, it's not only illegal, but it's extremely difficult to take action if either you or your employee have a grievance, or want to query a situation in the workplace.'
Remember that your employee's employment contract must be up to date.
You must update it when:
Important: Your employee's contract of employment must be clear, concise, and easy to read and understand. It must deal with all the issues relevant to your employment relationship with your employee.
Now that you know the importance of an employment contract, make sure you comply with the BCEA.
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