If an employment contract is in writing should it be signed by both parties?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 June 2010
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Firstly, in order to avoid uncertainty as regards the rights and obligations of an employer and employee and also to provide contractual protection to an employer in relation to matters such as confidential information and post-termination competition, it is advisable for an employment contract to be reduced to writing.

Furthermore, the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994 specifically requires an employer, within two months of an employee commencing employment, to provide an employee with a written statement of particulars of employment detailing certain specific matters such as sick leave, notice periods, salary etc. Where an employer fails to provide an employee with this written

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