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5 Common Employment Contract Errors & How to Fix Them [Shared]

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Transcript of 5 Common Employment Contract Errors & How to Fix Them [Shared]

5 Common Employment Contract Errors & How to Fix Them
5 Common Employment Contract Errors & How to Fix Them
Webinar Overview
Failure to Have Written Contracts
Ineffective Process to Legally Bind the Employee
Improper Use of Fixed-Term Contracts
Failure to Include Important Clauses
Failure to Review & Revise Contracts
Practical and precise employment law solution
Failure to Have Written Contracts
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5 Common Employment Contract Errors
#1
Ineffective Process to Legally Bind the Employee
#2
Improper Use of Fixed-Term Contracts
#3
Failure to Include Important Clauses
#4
Failure to Review & Revise Contracts
#5
Training Thursdays
Thursday January 26, 2017
9:00AM to 9:30AM EST
Date:
Thursday February 16th – 9:00AM to 9:30AM
Topic:
An Update on the Law of Constructive Dismissal
Unwritten (i.e. verbal) employment contract
Implied contractual terms
Uncertainty

Fix it by...
Ensuring all employees have written
contracts of employment
Creating contracts that set-out
expectations
1.
2.

3.
4.
5.
Contract expiration and renewals
Termination liability:
Within fixed-term
After successive terms

Fix it by...
Drafting contract with employment goals in mind
Using an indefinite term as the default
Including contingencies for early termination and contract extensions
Probation
Hours of work/overtime
Policy manuals
Bonus
Termination/Lay-off
Post-termination obligation

Fix it by...
Drafting contract with employment goals in mind
Using clear language (
contra proferentem
)
Including entire agreement clause
Offer letter before formal contract
Limited time to sign contract
Signing contract after employment starts
Retaining contract in employee file

Fix it by...
Centrally coordinating new
hires/promotions
Ensuring “offers” are conditional
on formal terms of employment
Creating checklist for obtaining
signed contract
Out-dated contracts
Passage of time
Changes in position
Changes in common law and legislation

Fix it by...
Reviewing and updating contracts annually
Creating a process for obtaining new contracts:
When changes in position, compensation etc.
For long-term employees
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