Condition of Employment are the set of conditions that highlight the important aspects of the employment contract. They are also known as the operational requirement. These are a set of contract that need to be maintained throughout the employment of the employee.
Clauses like the number of working days, working hours per day and per week, overtime work rates, meal times and break durations, night shifts, holiday system, public holidays, sick leaves, parameters pertaining to payment details, termination etc are mentioned. These conditions are set for the welfare of the employee. However certain conditions are also set for the employer to choose a suitable employee.
Often condition like willingness to relocate are also used by employers to screen candidates. A person not meeting the condition of employment cannot be employed with the hope that they will soon be meeting the criteria but can be placed in the pool of qualified candidates. A minimum of 45 working hours per week can be a condition of employment set by the employer.