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Q for any legal eagles out there! Contract vs written statement

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HmmmIwonder Mon 15-Nov-10 12:26:24

It says here nd-answers/contracts_of_employment.htm
that Employers have legal obligation to give you a written statement covering what you'll do, what you'll be paid, how much leave etc. But is that the SAME thing as a contract? If not, what's a contract for and should I have one?

RibenaBerry Mon 15-Nov-10 13:11:33

No real difference between the two. A statement can be unilateral but a contract will have two parties, so if you are being asked for obligations (confidentiality, etc) strictly it's a contract.

What matters is what the document says, not what it's called. You don't particularly need one or the other, just to be happy about the content.

seeyoukay Mon 15-Nov-10 14:01:11

If its looks like a duck and quacks its probably a duck

HmmmIwonder Wed 17-Nov-10 13:33:11

Thank you!

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