Employment Contract

Employment contracts

What are employment contracts?

Employment contracts are agreements or terms for employers. Employers should follow these terms and conditions of employment. These agreements can be written or they can be verbal. So, employment contracts clearly define duties and benefits. It protects employers and employees. It provides stability, legally binding and attract employees.

Employment contracts

Some terms of the employment contracts are following:

  • Commencement Date
  • Job title and description are included
  • Employment duration
  • Benefits and compensation of employment
  • Employer’s rules, regulations, policies and practices
  • Non-compete clause
  • Employment termination
  • Any other general provisions

Some conditions are included in an Employment Contract, such as.

Wages/ salary

Contracts set wage, salary, or commission that the employer and employee agree on it. 

General responsibilities

In employment contracts there is different responsibilities and tasks are included that an employee should complete these tasks while employed.


The schedule includes the employee’s working days and hours, so the employee must follow this schedule.

Employment duration

Employment contracts defines length of time that employee agrees to work with the company. 


In employment contracts, employees promise to provide benefits like health insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, and other perks.

Employment Standards

The purpose of the Employment Standards Act to define employees’ rights and responsibilities.

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Work Pressure 

Job improves an individual’s health and overall attitude toward life. However, many people face stress, depression, and pressure in the workplace. So, The United States’ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines job stress is harmful. 

According to recent survey by Northwestern National Life that about 40% of workers said that their jobs were extremely stressful. 

The Impacts of Workplace Stress 

Workplace stressors are identified as physical and psychosocial. 

Physical Stress

Physical stress are noise, poor lighting, poor office or work layout, and ergonomic factors, such as bad working postures.

Psychosocial Stress

Psychosocial stressors are, high job demands, inflexible working hours, poor job control, poor work design and structure, bullying, harassments, and job insecurity.

Legal Notice

Employees are not aware of their rights, this is the major cause of  their employers’ abuse. Furthermore, employees face some other issues such as delayed or unpaid pay, unfair firing, etc. In this situation means non-payment of wages, the employee will give his employer a legal notice and demand the money.

Employee Versus Employer: Giving Notice

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READ MORE: How to make a legal contract without a lawyer?

Written by Iqra Iqbal

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