In order to safeguard all your rights as an employee, you should make sure:
- You have a written employment contract. It is easier to resolve any disagreements or disputes if you have all the terms in writing.
- You have read all the terms mentioned in your contract. You are legally bound to comply with the terms after signing it. These terms decide your role and responsibility with the new employer. If you want your employer to add or modify anything in the terms of your contract, you must discuss it before signing the agreement.
It is not necessary that all the terms will be in your employment contract. Sometimes they may be mentioned in the HR policy of your organization. It is necessary for you to read and be informed of all the policies, in order to avoid any dispute with your employer and assert your rights.
The following details are included in most written contracts:
Your Official Name
Head of the Organization’s Name
Reasons for Termination
Provident Fund and Gratuity
Overtime Compensation (if any)
Work From Home policy (if any)