TRANSLATING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
Every employee must have a written employment agreement. This can either be an individual agreement or a collective agreement. An individual agreement contains general employment rules for the corporation and also provisions that are specific to the individual. It is signed by the employee and by the employer. Collective employment agreements are negotiated in good faith between a registered union and an employer, on behalf of their members. Employers must not unduly influence employees to join or to fail to join a union.
There are some provisions that must, by law, be included in employment agreements and there are also a number of minimum conditions that must be met, regardless of whether they are included in the agreements. Employment law also provides a framework for negotiating additional entitlements.
Translating employee contracts by professional, specialist translators ensures a quality result.
The translation of employee contracts is one area in which we have noticed an increasing number of requests over the years, because in today’s globalised world, many companies have several employees who are of different nationality. In large corporations, it is common to have their employee agreements translated into several language. This leads to good employment relationships, as it ensures that everyone has a clear understanding of the expectations about the role, and about working conditions and employment rights.
An employee contract usually contains specific legal language and this is why we entrust the translation of these contracts to our specialist legal translators. These translators are experts in their field, having either law degrees themselves or having attended special courses in providing legal translations. In addition, all of our translators are native speakers of the target language, which guarantees a high-quality translation that contains the correct grammar and terminology.
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