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Are you starting your own bricklaying business, or looking to expand your already existing bricklaying business? If so, it is essential that you consider what to include in your employment contracts. Unfortunately, many business owners overlook the importance of employment contracts to running a lucrative business. As a bricklayer, you cannot afford to make this mistake. You are in charge of employees doing physical labour in a vast array of situations, which is a recipe for disaster if your employees are not properly managed.

Clearly, there will be a person in charge, however, two questions must be considered in relation to how the hierarchy of your business functions. First, how do your employees know who is in charge in any given situation, and second, how does the person in charge know what they can demand of your employees? The answer in both cases is thorough their employment contracts. Without clear, concise and well-thought-out employment contracts, your bricklaying business is at risk of falling apart at the seams.

How will employment contracts protect my business?

Employment contracts will protect your business by ensuring that you have no unwanted financial or legal liability in the event of an accident or mishap. They do this by outlining safety procedures that must be followed, and ensuring that each of your employees knows where they stand at all times in the course of their employment. This means that your employment contracts need to be in-depth and well thought out, as all too often a business owner is caught out because a vital term was not included in one of these contracts.

In addition, your employment contracts will protect your business by creating a clear hierarchy in which your employees can feel confident in giving or receiving instructions. Without a clear hierarchy within your employment contracts, you run the risk of your employees doing whatever job they feel like, ignoring instructions, or failing to give instructions. This lack of structure can leave you and your business liable, as it is your job to ensure that the employees in charge of ensuring safety standards are met continue to do so, and that the men whose welfare they are looking out for, listen and do as they are told.

Will employment contracts help my business?

Employment contracts ensure that each section of your bricklaying business runs in the manner that works best for you and the business. They do this by defining the relationship between each of your employees, and making sure that all employees are clear on their roles and any chain of command. It is often the case among bricklayers that you have some strong personalities, and that these personalities do not always get along. When personalities clash, it can be difficult, if not impossible to get these two people to work together. However, employment contracts offer a way to ensure the show goes on, and the work gets done. They do this by leaving no room for manoeuvre between your employees, which means they will be aware of the consequences of their actions upon their continued employment.

Therefore, clear and precise employment contracts will ensure that your bricklaying business continues to function like a well-oiled machine, by preventing the abrasive personalities that you encounter in any business from disrupting work in the slightest. The result of this is that you can maximise profits, and ensure the financial stability your business needs in the current competitive climate.

Conclusion

If you are looking to create a bricklaying business or expand your already existing bricklaying business, you should focus on what to include in your employment contracts. Clear and concise employment contracts will ensure that your employees comply with safety procedures and listen to their supervisors. All of these factors assist your bricklaying business to become more efficient and profitable. Without employment contracts, you risk opening your business up to legal and financial liability. Without previous legal experience, drafting employment contracts can prove to be a difficult task. As such, if you wish to seek legal advice at any stage of the process, call LegalVision for a fixed-fee quote.

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