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Employment contract terms

A contract of employment is an agreement between the employer and employee and will contain some terms such as:

Statutory terms: are imposed, varied or regulated by law such as the minimum statutory notice period.

Express terms: these are terms that have been specifically mentioned, either in writing or orally, and have been agreed by both employer and employee.

Implied terms: these are terms that are not set out in writing or agreed orally, but may be too obvious to need to be recorded. An example of this may be that the employee will not steal from the employer.

Incorporated terms: are things that have been put into contracts from work rules or collective agreements.