A contract of employment arises when one party agrees to personally undertake work for another,for which they will be paid to do. This agreement can be made verbally or in writing and will usuallycontain express and implied terms. For an employment to exist there needs to be a contract of service, whereby the employer controls and decides how, where and when an employee’s work is conducted.
Although employment law is an incredibly fast moving area of law which protects all aspects of the employer and employee relationship, the law does not only enable employers to have access to legal advice and support in regards to creating employment contracts and dealing with their staff, it also protects employees. So whatever your employment status, whether you need advice on unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, equal opportunities or have any other employment issues, SA Legal can help advise you.