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Making an Employment Contract
An employment contract serves as the binding document between employer and employee. It sets out important terms of employment, and ensures that both parties understand what will be expected of them.
What should be included in your employment contract will depend on the nature of the employment. Although some companies will include the foregoing information in separate documents, here are some of the most common terms that your contract will likely include:
A contract employee is typically a temporary type of employment classification. Contract employment usually refers to an individual retained by a company for a specific job at a specific wage for a specific amount of time—for example, a landscaping professional being hired for the summer season.
As a general matter, if you are giving or receiving money for any completed work, you should have a contract of employment. Rocket Lawyer's free Employment Contract is easy to use, and you can edit, save, and share it in your account. A contract of employment is a legally enforceable document.
Common scenarios under which you'll want a contract of employment include:
There are a number of different types of hiring arrangements. Here are some examples:
Employees - An employee can either be a part-time or full-time relationship where a person is hired by a company. An employee can be paid by the hour or with a salary.
If you hire employees for the holidays or other peak times for your business, these might be classified as seasonal or temporary employees.
Independent Contractors - Independent contractors provide goods or services to a company under terms specified in a contract. Individual freelancers or businesses can be hired as independent contractors.
Interns or Apprentices - These individuals work under the direction of a master or highly skilled mentor who either teach skills necessary for licensing, or in the case of an intern, typically provide training for white collar careers.
If you have further questions about making an Employment Contract, ask a lawyer.