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Indefinite Term Employment

The definition of "indefinite term employment"

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Indefinite term employment is a type of employment contract in which the employee is hired on an indefinite basis, rather than for a specific period of time. This means that the employee's term of employment is not fixed and is not subject to a predetermined end date. Instead, the employment relationship continues until it is terminated by either the employer or the employee. Indefinite term employment contracts are commonly used for permanent or long-term positions, and they often include provisions for termination with notice. The terms of the contract may be specified in the employment contract, but they may also be governed by local employment law legislation and the common law.

There are several potential benefits for employers who use indefinite term employment contracts instead of fixed term contracts. For one, indefinite term employment contracts provide the employer with greater flexibility and control over the workforce, since they do not have to worry about the contract end date (they can adjust the work force far more nimbly with an indefinite term contract). This can make it easier for the employer to manage their staffing needs and adjust to changing business conditions. In addition, indefinite term employment contracts can create a more stable and committed workforce, since employees may be more likely to invest in their careers and develop long-term relationships with the company. Finally, indefinite term employment contracts can help the employer to avoid the risk of terminating an employee early and having to pay the balance of a fixed term (to which such risk is great with fixed term contracts).

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