Employers should by now be aware that from July 2011, it became mandatory for employers to retain Individual Employment Agreements for all current employees. However, when assisting both employers and employees in employment matters, we are still encountering a relatively large number of cases where there is no written employment agreement in place. Even if employees were employed prior to the change in law, from 1 July 2011 employers were required to take steps to put written Employment Agreements in place for all employees. Failure to have a written Employment Agreement in place can attract the attention of the Department of Labour with fines of up to $10,000.00 for individuals and up to $20,000.00 for Companies. If you need assistance in preparing Employment Agreements, or if you would like to discuss your existing employment arrangements, please contact a member of our employment team.