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Senior Employment Contract checklist

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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 Senior Employment Contract.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

The Senior Employment Contract is a special type of contract called a 'deed'.  This means it must be signed in a special way:

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

    You must print a copy of your deed and sign it physically. Deeds can legally be signed using electronic signatures, but extra care must be taken when signing electronically to ensure that all of the formalities for execution of the particular type of deed are met. This deed is, therefore, designed to be signed by hand (ie ‘wet-signed’) to ensure that it is executed correctly. You cannot sign online.
  2. If during the interview you chose to create a separate Job description, attach it to the Contract.

  3. The employee must sign their copy in the presence of a witness.

  4. The employer must sign in the way chosen in the interview (witnesses may be required).

  5. The witnesses must sign and add their name, address, occupation and the date directly underneath the signature of the party they are witnessing.

The date of the Senior Employment Contract depends on when the last party signs the Contract. 

If the parties sign the Contract on the same day, the date of the Contract is the date of signature. If the parties sign the Contract on different days, the date of the Contract is the day on which the last person signs it.

The employer and employee should keep their own signed original of the Senior Employment Contract. 

A copy of the Contract will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

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