In an employment contract are formulated the rights and obligations of a working relationship between employer and employee.
The following points are important parts of an employment contract:
- What? – Description of the tasks which the employer can assign to the employee
- Where? – Definition of the place where the employee would work
- When? – Determination of the working time of the worker
- How long? – Information on the periods of notice and, possibly, on the expiration of the employment contract.
The employment contract is also subject to statutory, business and, where applicable, tariff regulations.
Have your employment contract examined by a lawyer; if you are an employer, make sure to let an attorney design your employment contracts for you! Existing employment contracts should also be regularly reviewed and updated or harmonized.