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Employment law is a broad area of law. It encompasses all areas of the employer/employee relationship, touching on issues that employers and human resource practitioners face on a day to day basis. Make sure you use the correct documents and follow the right procedures when dealing with these employment issues.

Use an Offer of Employment Letter to set out the terms of your offer of employment. By signing the Employment Contract, the new hire accepts the offer and agrees to the terms of employment such as probation period, pay, conditions, and termination.

When hiring employees, you will need a written Employment Contract. This document reminds both employers and employees of their obligations and helps avoid possible disputes by setting out clearly the rights and benefits of both parties. Employment contracts are something every employer needs to have in place. An Employment Contract should cover key areas such as probation period, pay, benefits, hours, annual leave, and termination.

Hiring an independent contractor, consultant, or freelancer can help you get specific expertise on board for a short period of time. In this case you should enter into a Consultancy Agreement. In particular, this ensures you protect the intellectual property of your company by making sure anything created by the consultant belongs to your business.

Hiring interns might be an easy way to access extra resources. As a startup or growing company, you have a tight budget. You only have a few employees but need a lot to get done. Use a Letter Offering an Internship to set out the terms of the internship and protect the confidentiality of your business.

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