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Terms and Conditions of Employment / Contracts

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The contract of employment is an agreement between the Employee and Employer regarding the terms and conditions applicable to that employment.  It may be expressed as a written or oral agreement.  Therefore, even where there is no written agreement in place, a contract still exists.  However, where the agreement is not expressed in writing, confusion may arise as to the agreed terms and conditions, therefore, it is recommended to put in place written terms and conditions of employment. 

In any case, under The Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994 – 2001, every Employee commencing employment after 16th May 1994 must be provided with a written statement of terms and conditions of employment within 2 months of their commencement with an Employer.  Employees that commenced prior to that date are entitled to be furnished with a contract of employment within one month of making a request for same.