Individual Employment Agreement is the contract between an employer and an employee under which an employee agrees to work for the stated remuneration. This type of contract binds between those two parties only. Individual Employment Agreement is legally binding which means if one party doesn’t stick to the agreement then other party can legally enforce the agreement through Employment Relations Authority.
Some employment conditions like minimum leave of 4 weeks per year, a minimum wage and gender equality etc. do apply for all agreements irrespective of their types.
Usually, such agreements are written agreements and thus reduces the risk of misunderstandings. Written agreement reminds about the rights and obligations between both parties which is retained by employer and made available to the employee on request. If employer doesn’t have the copy of signed agreement then a labor inspector can issue a 7 days’ notice to employer to rectify the issue. If employer fails to do so then he/she is liable for fine upto $10,000 (According to Individual Employment Agreement).
An Individual Employment Agreement covers following common things:
Name of employer as well as of employee
Nature of Agreement (Full time or Seasonal)
Rights and Obligations
Location and work hours
Number of Holidays
Note: Based on the type of employment, the individual employment agreement gets modified.
Consider recruitment of new marketing manager for Pepsico. in India. The employer, Pepsico. , makes an agreement with new marketing manager such that employee is made aware of his/her remuneration, work time, holidays and other work related matters. This agreement works in favor of both employer and employee where nobody can default as this agreement binds legally.