“It was just a free promise that was legally inapplicable.” Ultimately, the need for review is a fundamental aspect of contract law. Instead of putting themselves in a precarious situation where employment contracts with the current and money are not worth the paper on which they are written, employers can easily avoid such a result by entering into a formal employment contract. Instead of making an offer, getting it accepted, and then trying to enter into a written contract, our company is training its customers on the right track to enter into a contract. Once the candidate has been selected, he or she should be informed that the organization intends to submit a job offer based on the terms set out in a written agreement. You should then make this agreement available to the applicant and give him a reasonable period of time to review the offer, review it and seek professional advice. In the meantime, while there may be a proposed launch date, parties should not expect the person to become an employee. As I have explained to many employers, it is difficult to argue that the contract was not concluded until April 1, when the hiring was announced on March 15 in a company-wide e-mail. It is only when the employee has agreed to the terms and conditions that a contract is in effect and the parties must begin preparing for the employee`s first day. Another analogy I often use with employers is that they would not negotiate an agreement with a supplier just to insist that the supplier sign a written contract with additional terms early or a few months in the relationship. So why do you think it is perfectly acceptable to present a new treaty to someone they have already hired? This is a limited preview, please sign up or sign up for everything we know about the free promise. How does this represent labour law? Like any other contract, the principle of consideration applies. The fundamental basis of any employment contract is that the worker works and the employer pays them. Unfortunately, the typical recruitment process includes a series of interviews in which there may be some discussion about key concepts of the relationship, such as salary expectations, weeks off and the workplace.