There is no legal requirement that you have a written contract and, on occasion, some people view the idea of a contract as unnecessary or even as demonstrating a lack of trust.

In addition, it may seem like a lot of work to sit down, think about the things that go into an employment agreement and then put it all down in writing especially when you and your employer are in the “warm glow” of you beginning a new position.

Still, if it is hard to do a contract at the start, think how difficult it could be later if issues arise.

Thus, while not required, it is recommended you have at least some form of written employment agreement detailing what has been agreed upon.