Question: What is the law on contracts of employment?

Terms and Conditions of Employment : being items such:Name and address of employer.Name and address of employee.Job title.Job description.Salary.Agreed Deductions from salary.Pension or Provident fund benefits, rules and contributions. Medical Aid benefits, rules and contributions.

Are employment contracts mandatory?

If youre working, you should have an employment contract, regardless of your employment status. While most employment contracts are in writing, they can also be verbal agreements. Even if youre not given a written contract, youre entitled to a written statement outlining your main employment terms.

Do I have to give notice if I have not signed a contract?

If theres nothing in your contract, they need to give you at least 2 days notice for each day of holiday. For example, if they want you to take 5 days holiday, they have to tell you at least 10 days in advance.

Do you have to work a notice if you havent signed a contract?

If you dont have a written contract If you havent discussed a notice period and you dont have anything in writing, you should give at least 1 weeks notice. If your employer insists youve agreed to longer, ask them what records they have - for example notes from a meeting where you agreed.

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