Re: What is a contract?
Hi KL Siew,
I am a fresh graduate that recently signed a '3-year' contract. It was stated in the 'contract' that:-
1) 'We are pleased to confirm our offer to you for the position of ...".
2) "Generally it is the firm's strict policy that a mandatory probationary period applies from the effective date of employment. However, it is mutually agreed that upon taking on this job position, a minimum of three-year contractual bond of employment is committed between the firm and you."
(A) Does this constitute a valid contract? I've been told that such contract must be stamped. Plus that the exact contract period should be stated. Can I know what is a valid contract?
Besides, the company is not what it really claims to be, and I feel very stressed up working in that environment. Being a fresh graduate, I feel cheated and as it was not mentioned clearly on whether any probation period is applicable, I'm quite unsure of my situation.
(B) My sis have helped me consult the Labour Department and I've been told to submit my resignation letter with only 1 month notice (in the agreement - 3 months and compensation if 3 years not served but no amount stated in agreement) as I have only work for 3 weeks. is that appropriate? Thought of getting some external advice from you.
(C) As my salary is RM2,000 with fixed monthly travelling and parking allowance of RM200.00, am I still covered under EA?
Many thanks in advance for your kind assistance.
From a very unhappy and depressed worker.