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Employment contract checklist

Make it Legalâ„¢ Checklist

Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the employment contract. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Signing online

  1. You can select to sign online using Rocket Lawyer.

  2. The employer and employee will receive an email invite to sign online.

  3. If you chose to create a separate job description, send this to the employee in a separate email, clearly indicating what it is and that it relates to the employment contract.

Signing in print

  1. Print a copy for the employer and a copy for the employee (the parties). 

  2. If you chose to create a separate job description, remember to attach this to the contract.

  3.  Date and sign both copies and send them to the employee.

  4. Ask the employee to date and sign both copies and return one to you. The employee will keep the second copy for their records.

  5. The date of the contract is the date on which the parties signed if that was the same day. If they signed on different days, then it is the day when the last person signed.

Online

  • If you used e-sign, a copy will be stored under "My Documents" in both the employer's and employee's Rocket Lawyer accounts. 

In print

  • The employer should keep the original signed agreement, as well as a copy for their records.
  • The employee should keep their own original signed agreement.

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