TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Summary A business employing a staff member for an undetermined but temporary period of time, where the employment relationship ends on the completion of a defined project or set of tasks, should use a written contract of employment to appoint the temporary employee.
Who should use a Temporary Employment Contract? If your business employs staff on a project basis to complete a project or perform a certain set of tasks, after which the employment relationship comes to an end, then a contract of temporary employment should be used.
What does the agreement say? The terms of this Project-based Temporary Employment Agreement consist of: the employer and employee’s details; commencement of employment and duration; remuneration; pension and medical aid; employee’s duties; working hours; leave; termination.
What does the agreement look like? The sample employment agreement can be printed onto seven pages.
Legal requirements for a contract of temporary employment: In terms of South Africa’s Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2014 on temporary employment, as of 01 January 2015 an employee cannot be appointed on a temporary employment basis for longer than 3 months. With certain exceptions, such as where justifiable reasons exist, which may include the appointment of an employee to perform services in respect of an identified project or to perform a specific set of tasks.
What do you need to do to use the contract?
- Read the template contract to ensure that it suits your requirements. You can make changes to the document as required.
- Add in the relevant details as indicated as blanks in the document, sign the agreement, and get your temporary employee to sign as well.
- Note: it is also advisable to implement Policies and Procedures in your business, detailing various other company procedures, policies and employment conditions not covered in your template Employment Agreements.
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Also known as: Contract of Employment; Conditions of Employment; Employment Agreement; Terms and Conditions of Employment; Temporary Employment Agreement; Project-based Employment Contract; Terms of Appointment.
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