Contracts of Employment

A contract of employment is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee.  It comes into force when an employee agrees to work for an employer in return for pay. 

An employer is legally required to include most of the main details of an employee’s work, for example, working hours, pay and leave, in a written statement of main terms and conditions of employment.     

Advice on preparing a written statement of main terms and conditions of employment can be found in the document in the ‘Related tools and publications’ section.  Also included in this section is a sample written statement of main terms and conditions of employment.

More detailed information can be found in the ‘Related tools and publications’ section.

Information on agreeing and changing contracts of employment can be found in the advisory guide in the ‘Related tools and publications’ section.

Last updated: 03 June 2019