Employment Contract Case Study

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Employment Contracts
An employment contract is a written legal document that establishes the various binding terms and conditions of employment between employee and employer. It is highly recommended that that legal representation is acquired as your job dictates the way you will live. Each contact is different from company to company as different companies have different ways of running and maintaining their respective businesses. However every Employment Contract should cover the following:
• Overview of position/Job responsibilities.
The contract should clearly outline the job requirements such as hours of work, location of job and any other essential duties.
• Salary.
The contract should clearly outline how much the employee will be
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Protocol of a breach of contract. A breach of that contract happens when either you or your employer breaks one of the agreed upon terms of your contract, for example your employer doesn't pay your wages, or you don't work the agreed hours. Not all the terms of a contract are written down. A breach may be of a verbally agreed term, a written term, or an 'implied' term of a contract. if a breach occurs within the contact then the issue should first try to be resolved by speaking with employee and employer. If a solution could not be found then the matter can be taken to court if either part wishes. It is recommended however to consult your trade union as some unions provide legal advice services for their members.
Job Descriptions A job description is a written statement that stipulates duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope and working conditions of a job as well as the jobs title and the name of whom the employee reports to. The description will outline what exactly is required of the employee while at work. Image A
Above is a template that outlines what a job description should entail.

Conditions of
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Its purpose is “to advance economic development, social justice, labour peace and a democratisation of the workplace by fulfilling the primary objectives of the Act.” It addresses issues such as collective bargaining, strikes and lockouts, workplace forums and trade unions and employer’s organisations.
BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT (BCEA)
The purpose of the BCEA is “to advance economic development and social injustice by establishing and enforcing basic conditions of employment”. It addresses issues like work time and rules, termination of employment, children and forced labour Etc.
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT (EEA)
The purpose of the EEA is to “Promote equal opportunity and fair treatment and to maintain Affirmative action to redress advantages” it outlines the various duties of an employer and defines terms such as discrimination, designates employers and designates groups.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT (OHSA)
This law makes provisions for the protection of people against threats to their health and safety in the work place as well as stipulating what an employer and employee must do. Image 3
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