Why your Canadian Employee must sign their Employment Contract before their First Day at Work.

The article below is a great reminder of the importance of getting employment contracts signed BEFORE the employee starts.

I would add that this is also a great time to have employees complete their benefit plan enrolments (and health questions, if required). This timing avoids chasing them down after they have started, and the problems with people saying they don’t want to be on the plan, or have deductions, when it is mandatory and required by the contract.

It’s critical that your business obtains employee sign off and acceptance of their terms and conditions of employment prior to the employee’s first day of work.