Sophie Moench December 19, 2021 Agreement
Labour law is one of the most controversial areas of law because it deals with one of the most fundamental social relationships, that of work. It regulates the relationship between employers and employees, unions and the state. These relationships can and regularly do generate conflict and they have a great deal of importance to almost every person in society. This is because in the capitalist economic system, the majority of people rely on paid employment to provide for themselves and those that depend upon them. Also, people generally derive a sense of dignity and self worth from their work which can also be a source of conflict because of the personal and sometimes emotional investment which people have in their work.
Contractors do not have the same need to withhold tax, pay retirement benefits, or the same rights in relation to redundancy pay and termination procedures so it is often much more convenient for employers to choose to use these types of workers as a replacement for an employment based model. Whatever the model of employment, it is often necessary to have an employment contract in writing to stipulate the desired relationship between the parties.
The agreement should not only explain what information is to be held in the strictest confidence but what steps will be taken if there is a breach. Not only should it cover any disciplinary actions that will be taken but it may cover provisions for legal action should the breach create a situation where litigation on behalf of the client whose information has been made public. It should also explain how the confidential information should be treated and what safeguards are in place to prevent a leak.
When two organizations agree to share some business related information, they chalk out an agreement which lists out the terms and conditions of non usage of critical business information of each other in any form. It is also possible that an employer may require that his or her employees sign a confidentiality agreement which lists similar terms related to non usage of the data of the employer for any personal benefit or leaking to media.
There is also another presumption in the law of work which can be made by policy makers and legislators which deserves examination. This is the distinction between people who contract their services independently to another organization and those who work for an organization as an employee. At certain times there has been a greater emphasis in the economy for the need for independent contractors because employers have preferred to use contractors as a method of reducing their obligations in relation to the procurement of labour.
You can find the template for an employment contract in several places. For starters, the bookstore is the best bet. You will be able to find books on this subject in the management or business sections. They are useful because they have excellent templates as well as an efficient way of explaining the things that go into using them. Use library books if you do not wish to spend much money on them. Though it is free, you may need to make several copies of the contract template for future use, but it still works out more cost effective than buying a book.