Small Business Glossary and Definitions

What is Condition of Employment?

Condition of Employment refers to the terms employers and employees agree to for continued employment. They include employee job responsibilities, pay rate, work hours, work days, rest breaks, dress code, retirement plan and insurance coverage. Most contracts of employment are “at-will,” so either the employer or employee can end the arrangement at any time for any reason. (However, those employees are legally protected against being fired for a few select reasons such as gender and religion.) Other employees have contracts that spell out the length of employment and the conditions under which it will continue as long as the contract conditions are not violated.