What Must Be Included in an Employment Agreement

What Must Be Included in an Employment Agreement

Your employer has presented an employment agreement to you and you are not certain whether it complies with all requirements? Get to know the essentials that must be included in an employment agreement.

An employment relationship is started by a written employment agreement entered into between the employee and employer. Each contracting party must receive a copy thereof. In an employment agreement, the employer has a duty to agree with the employee on substantial requirements and terms of service.

What Must Be Included in Employment Agreement?

There are three basic requirements that must be included in an employment agreement:

  • the type of work that the employee is supposed to carry out for the employer;
  • the place or places where the work should be carried out;
  • the day when you should start working.

In case the employer has not done so in the employment agreement concluded with the employee, it is bound to inform employee in writing about additional details of operation within a month from the date the employment contract has entered into force. The details are as follows:

  • a detailed description of the type of work and where the work should be carried out;
  • the right to holidays;
  • period of notice;
  • weekly working hours and their timetable;
  • salary or wage, and the means of remuneration, incl. the date of the payday;
  • labour agreement.

What Your Employer Should Know About You

For the purpose of entering into an employment agreement or a contract for work executed out of an employment relationship (agreement on job performance, contract for work), your employer must know certain information about you. This includes data that is necessary to create the employment contract. These details are called employee personal data and the employer must ask the employee to provide them.

Employee personal data includes:

  • name and surname, maiden name;
  • address of permanent residence, citizenship;
  • place and date of birth;
  • birth certificate number;
  • marital status;
  • health insurance company;
  • account number (if the salary is transferred to a bank account);
  • details of your qualification, educational background.

What You Are Not Required to Disclose to Your Employer

An employer must not ask its employees to provide it with any information concerning their nationality, pregnancy, family or property matters, sexual orientation, origin, membership in political parties or union organisations, membership in church or religious groups.

The Contract Has Been Signed: What to do now?

You can boost your career at your new employer with a well-composed employment contract. It may be that you are concerned about being in your new environment and scared of possible failure? Then you should read our tips regarding how to succeed during the probationary period.