Drafting Employment Contracts
Also referred to as Contract of Service, an Employment Contract spells out the duties and rights of an employer and an employee. At HHS Lawyers, our lawyers and legal consultants in Dubai have decades of experience providing employment contract drafting services which help prevent issues that potentially arise with new employment contracts.
Benefits of Properly Drafted Employment Contracts
Properly drafted employment contracts are a necessity as they help in the following:
An employment contract that’s drafted by a legal drafting team composed of legal consultants stipulate the amount of time employees have to remain with their employer. Employment contracts also indicate that employees have to give sufficient notice to the employer in finding an appropriate replacement.
Intellectual property protection
If an employee has access to information that are regarded as confidential, guidelines must be set on what can and can’t be disclosed to other parties.
Setting of goals and standards
Employment contracts have to include expected standards of the employer for the employee, as well as performance goals and any other productivity measures
Security for employer and employee
With an employment contract drafted by experts, both sides understand what’s expected of them and enjoy legal protections.
Take note that an employment contract has to contain the necessary terms and conditions, which are the following:
- Employment commencement date;
- Job title with scope of work of the employee;
- Working hours to be fulfilled in a week;
- Duration of probation period;
- Details of remuneration package;
- Benefits employee would receive; and
- Notice period required for termination of employment contract
The aforementioned specifics have to be addressed in all employment contracts. However, with our legal drafting services in Dubai, clients get the assurance that contracts are comprehensive and tailored to address the requirements of employer and employee alike by including:
- An exclusivity clause;
- Employee and employer responsibilities;
- Pay schedule, commissions, and bonuses;
- Gratuity pay calculation;
- Rules for usage of company property; and
- Rules and procedures for employee termination and disciplinary action among others
The legal drafting team of HHS Lawyers elaborates on the last point, disciplinary measures and rules for employee termination, so as not to face legal issues in the future. This provision can help protect employers from cases filed for wrongful termination.
For business owners, the drafting of an employment contract is easy; however, details within the contract are not to be misstated or overlooked so as to safeguard the rights and interests of the employer and the employee. Employment contracts make sure both parties have fair treatment as per the labor laws.
At HHS Lawyers, employment contracts drafted by our legal drafting team follow guidelines as stipulated in the local legislation, while still attracting capable talents for a company. As an employment contract is drafted by our seasoned lawyers in Dubai, clients rest assured the agreement is prepared with their best interests in mind. Also, it is best to seek the advice of professionals especially on rights and obligations of employers in UAE.
Experienced Lawyers for UAE Employment Contract Drafting
Every word and line printed in employment contracts count. Employers must absolutely avoid using pre-made contract forms that can be bought at office supplies stores because, as an employer, there is a need for precisely-written employment contracts exclusively drafted for the needs of the company.
We, at HHS Lawyers, help protect employers through the drafting of employment contracts that are comprehensive while easy to understand to avoid items getting misinterpreted or misconstrued. Our legal drafting team has helped employers in UAE ensure language in employment contracts hold up and protect their interests when challenged in court.
Choose to protect your business starting today. Call us to speak to our experienced lawyers in Dubai for the drafting of employment contracts.