The Secondment Agreement template enables an employer to second / assign an employee to another organization for a specified period. It is generally used to transfer an employee externally to another company or to another business unit within the employer's organisation temporarily. The agreement is entered between the original employer and the host company (to which the employee will be assigned). This agreement is drafted in favour of the Employer.
This document outlines:
(a) Term of Secondment
(b) Responsibilities of the Employer to pay the Employee
(c) Relationship between the Host Company and the Employee
(d) Host's responsibility for the management of the Employee
(e) Confidentiality provisions require the employee to keep all information confidential
(f) Non-solicitation clause restricting the Host company from hiring the Employee for a certain period of time
This document should be carefully read by the Employer and the Host.
Both parties should sign and return a copy, and once signed, both parties should get a copy. To avoid any future disputes, both parties may wish to have their signatures witnessed.
Different aspects of details related period of secondment, remuneration, etc should all be clearly stated in the secondment agreement.
If either party wishes to amend the agreement in the future, both parties should agree to do so, and the original agreement and amendments should be recorded in writing and signed by both parties.