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does my employer have to give me a contract?
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does my employer have to give me a contract?

i am a manager for a pub hotel restaurant i have no contract and do not know my rights and entitlemet


Happy Murcia
Yes you should ask him for one.....

Tony Blair is an Angel.
Ask for one, if they dont give you have no rights whatsoever

Your application is your contract. Unless it's a union, the law governs the contract. You may have a contract with some employers who offer a separate contract. In that case you should ask for one. The only way you will know, in most cases, is ask. Some employers will tell you when you interview. They will ask you if accept their terms.

It depends on whether you think that they are good at their job and if you would like them to work there for a particular amount of time

You can work up to 13 weeks as a temp worker, without a contract. They can do this for another 13 weeks. However after this 26week point, then if you continue to work for them, you must have a contract of some sort.

Contact the CAB ( citizens advice) or ACAS,, who will advise you on what to do.

ask for a contract RIGHT NOW!!! he could fire you any time!!

That depends. If you are in a "right-to-work" state your employer is under no obligation to do so. Any rights you have are minimal and you hae no entitlements--they are at the (arbitrary) discretion of the employer.

In states that do not have a right-to -work law, you will have some rights. That does not normally include a right to a written contract. Howevr, you can contact your state Department of Labor. they can guide you to or provide you with the information you want.

Incidentally, that is NOT a typo. So-called "right to -work laws do not function to protect employees. They were written by and for employers only and apply to all employees, not just wage workers. The "right-to-work clause that prohibits "union shops" and gives the laws their name contain a series of provisions protecting employers from taking responsibility or incurring liability for arbitrary firing, cutting wages, denial of promotions, and a number er of other things. The name is just public relations spin.

No, you are employed at the "convenience" of the employer. But, hey, go ahead and put one together and present it for approval. Generally, a Job Description is the closest thing to a contract for a regular employee. If you are a "contractor" or "temporary" there may be something more formal. If you don't have a formal Job Description it may be both useful and appreciated by the boss to have one. Be sure to list your obligations as well as the employer's.

You should be given a written contract within thirteen weeks of starting your job but if you don't receive one it doesn't affect your legal rights.

You legally do not need a contract but Employers tend to give them to employees as they state in them what is required of the employer and what they can and can't do.

Ask them for one but if they refuse then you are covered by law in England which lays out your rights.

Good luck.

In the UK - If you're an employee, you automatically have a contract of employment as soon as you accept a job offer. What you may not have is a 'written statement of employment particulars' setting out your terms of employment. It is unlawful to employ anybody without a contract of employment in the UK.

All employee,s must get the ‘written statement of employment particulars’ setting out some of your main terms. Your employer must give you this within two months of starting work. The statement must include: pay - hours of work - holiday entitlement - sick pay arrangements - notice periods - information about disciplinary and grievance procedures.

You should all request a copy of your contract or at the very least a written statement of employment particulars.

alvin f
All employees have a contract of employment, although it might not be in writing.

Om Namah Shivay
No. Contracts are not required. If you wanted a contract written out, you should have asked for one prior to taking the job. However, in every state...you do have certain rights. Like getting paid on time, breaks, lunch breaks, etc. You can find that information on line on your state/city legal employment information site.

Yes everybody works to a contract. But the contract does not have to be written. It can be written or verbal and contain all kinds of clauses or just be a few unwritten words agreed in a chat "I agree to do whatever work you want me to do" . That is a lawful contract

If you're in the UK you should have a contract within 13 weeks of starting work.
Elsewhere in the world I've no idea.

D W1
No! A contract is not required to hire a worker.

No, but you can ask, but employers are not required to contract with employees.

Was asked by employer to step up to manager did the job for 22 weeks then told them they Have to pay or I step down then 2 weeks later gave me position and responsibility pay but no contract been in role for 9 mths I lose responsibility pay as don't pay while on holidays Have asked every month... Do they have to legally offer me the role

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