Subject of employment contracts must be considered under two broad areas of study. Terms of which are negotiated and agreed to between an employee and employer: collective agreement. Between an employer and group of employees (e. g union, brotherhood, syndicat etc. ) Negotiate and agree on a set of terms and conditions that they will govern the employment relationship between the entire group of employees and their employer. The civil code defines and outlines what constitutes an employment contract, the term, form, renewal and termination, restrictive covenants and non-competition clauses and the distinction between an employee and contractor. It is a contract, subject to all the general rules of contract. Is it bilateral (requires both parties to undertake to do something for the other) Contract requires work to be done continuously until the termination of the contract. Work must be done according to the instructions and under the direction of the employer, which requires the employee to be subordinate.