A Contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that sets out terms and conditions of employment. In Xemplo, a contract is an electronic document that must be created and signed by the employer, and then accepted by a Worker (whether they are an employee or contractor) before starting work. Contracts in Xemplo are accepted by a Worker using an electronic signature.
If you are sent an Onboarding request that includes a contract that must be signed to accept an offer of employment from your employer, you will need to sign the contract before you can continue the Onboarding process.
Please note: Not all Onboarding requests will include a contract. If your employer does not require you to sign a contract, Xemplo will automatically skip this step of the Onboarding process.
Viewing a contract
Accepting a contract
If you wish to accept your contract, select the Accept and Sign option at the bottom of the contract screen. You will be asked to supply an electronic signature - you can either draw or type to use a pre-formatted signature.
Asking questions about a contract
If you're unsure about any elements of your contract, or have a question about the contract process, you can start a conversation with your employer from the contract screen using the Ask a Question option (located above the contract).
Selecting Ask a Question will open a chat window where you can send a message to your employer.
Please note: Messages are sent to your employer via an alert and email. You may not receive an immediate response, and may need to log back in to check responses at a later time. When a response is received from your employer, Xemplo will send you an alert via email.
Declining a contract
If you do not wish to accept your contract, you can decline it. You should only decline your offer if you no longer want to work for the employer. Declining your contract will end the Onboarding process and Xemplo will send your employer an alert to advise of your decision.
Please note: If you are unsure about your contract or wish to ask a question, do not decline the contract. Use the Ask A Question option to seek clarification before continuing.
To decline a contract, select the Decline contract option (located above the contract). You will be prompted to complete the Decline contract screen, including supplying a reason for your decision which will be shared with the employer.
Accessing a contract after signing
After signing your contract, you will be able to download a signed copy of the contract during Onboarding using the Contract option on the Worker Onboarding screen.