Should an employee sign a position description and any subsequent change to it? Does the position description form part of the contract of employment even if there is a disclaimer on it saying it doesn’t?
The signature of employees on their position descriptions do not generally have significant legal effect. It merely shows that they acknowledge the contents of the position description.
A position description will not form part of the contract of employment if there is a disclaimer that excludes it from the contract. It would be useful to include a term in the contract that:
a. excludes the position description from the contract; and
b. gives the employer the right to vary the position description.