Ghana Employment Contracts: An Aide-mémoire

Employment contracts

An employment contract is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee that outlines the terms and conditions of their working relationship. 

The contract protects both parties by setting clear expectations and obligations for each party. Whilst a contract can or verbal or in writing, we recommend you issue written contracts. 

When drafting an employment contract, these are the minimum areas to cover.

Employment contract

The contract may include other clauses, such as a probationary period, confidentiality, and performance expectations.

You can draft a contract using the above, but a safer option is to get a lawyer to draft a standard employment contract, that you change to reflect the terms you agree with each new hire.