Fundamentals of Employment Contracts

  • Start Date

    15 Feb, 2022

  • End Date

    18 Feb, 2022

  • Price


  • WiFi

    Free wifi

Event Details

Employment Contracts in Depth builds on a general knowledge of contract law. It reviews the law that underpins employment contracts to enable you to give advice about the practical and legal issues involved when drafting and amending employment contracts in different situations.

By the end of the training participants you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of contract law on the employment relationship
  • Understand the importance of clarity and flexibility in drafting employment terms
  • Understand the binding nature of contractual relationships
  • Understand how to effectively amend the terms of an employment contract



Employment Status

  • Who is an employee?
  • Workers, self-employed and agency staff
  • Casual and seasonal workers
  • Employee-shareholder status


Types of Contract

  • Permanent and temporary
  • Part-time and fixed-term
  • Other working patterns


Entering into an Employment Contract

  • Job description, person specification
  • Applications
  • Interviews
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Withdrawal of offer
  • Misrepresentation
  • References
  • Immigration
  • Vetting and barring


Possible Sources of Contractual Obligations

  • Statutory provisions
  • Express and implied terms
  • Custom and practice
  • Collective agreements
  • Disciplinary procedures


The Key Elements of an Employment Contract

  • Written particulars of employment
  • Express and implied terms
  • Terms incorporated by reference to other documents
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Continuity of employment


Drafting an Employment Contract

  • Basic and discretionary terms
  • Drafting for flexibility
  • Staff handbooks



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.



1ST BATCH: 15th – 18th Feb, 2022             

2ND BATCH: 16th – 19th Aug, 2022           

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
16 Aug, 2022 19 Aug, 2022
Start Date End Date
15 Feb, 2022 18 Feb, 2022
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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