It is also a matter of respecting the practices and procedures of your sector and with the laws and regulations of work in force. If you take a new employee or accept a new job, a written employment contract and a full staff manual, to which you can refer, can save a lot of confusion and conflict below. Legally, you do not have to have an employment contract for any type of worker. Some workers are not workers, but self-employed or casual workers. Some are temporary workers. However, under section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers are required to provide a written declaration of terms and conditions of employment to salaried workers within two months of the start of employment. Otherwise, an employer may be fined by the labour tribunal and risk making adverse findings on any claim. Neither this manual nor any other business document confers an explicit or implied contractual right to remain in the company`s employment relationship. Nor does it guarantee fixed terms of employment.
Your job is not for a specific date and may be terminated at your convenience, with or without reason and without company notice, or you may resign at any time for any reason. The personnel manual describes important information about XYZ and I understand that I should consult with the president or human resources department on all issues that are not addressed in the manual. I have voluntarily concluded my working relationship with XYZ and I recognize that there is no fixed term of employment. As a result, either I or XYZ, we are in a position to terminate this relationship at any time, with or without reason, in the absence of a violation of federal or national law. Any rule or procedure that is part of your terms of employment is a contract term and cannot be changed by both parties without the agreement. If a union is recognized in the workplace, the amendment is usually negotiated through collective bargaining. Finally, says Weitzman, even with a disclaimer, it is important for an employer to follow its manual guidelines. This depends mainly on what the written statement of labour relations and your employment contract say. Your staff manual can be interpreted as establishing explicit or unspoken contracts, says lawyer Allan H.