Employment contracts are legally binding agreements between you (the Employer) and your staff member (the Employee).
An employment contract does not need to be a physical document, although this is best practice. It can be a verbal or physical agreement. As well as recognising the rights of all parties, it also enforces their duties in relation to the agreement.
As an employer, you will no doubt experience a breach of employment contract. A breach can actually be from your employee or from you. Breaches of contract can occur even if your contractual terms aren’t written down.
Breach of contract is an area of employment law where many employers need support.