Must I Sign a Contract?

Are you signing a contract at Work? Know more about what are the rules regarding signature in an Employment Contract in South Africa? Get information on How to sign a Work Contract

The issue:

"I have been offered a job, and I have accepted. But there has been no mention of a Contract. Must I sign one?"

The answer:

Must I sign a Contract?

Yes! Keep in mind every employer is required by law (the Basic Conditions of Employment Act – section 29) to provide an employee with a written contract of employment not later that the first day of commencement of employment.

This document will regulate the terms and conditions of your employment. It's basically there to protect both you, as an employee, and your employer, in the workplace. This way you both know and agree to such important issues as hours of work and salary. You need to know the Basics about Contracts. 

What does it look like?

Click here to see an example of a Typical Work Contract.

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Find out more about Fixed Term Contracts and Project Contracts.

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