Common Errors when Creating Contracts

The most common mistake Admins make in Factorial is entering wrong contract start dates. In this article, we will share tips to avoid creating chaos in workers' schedules and absences.

⏺ Common Error #1) Change the Contract Start Date

In Factorial there is no multi-contract option, but rather several versions of a contract. 

In other words, there is only one single contract. So changing the start date of a contract will affect all the different versions of the contract (while also changing the other variables such as hours and absences).

⏺ Common Error #2) Difference between the Contract Start Date & the Contract Version Start Date

  • Contract start date: Original date of the contract. Do not change it unless you want to end the current contract and start a new one.

    Contrato 1
  • Contract version start date: Date that applies from the creation of the contract version, adopting any changes made.

    Contrato 2
    Contrato 3

⏺Common Error #3) Trying to create a New Contract Version without having entered a Contract Start Date

If you don't have a contract start date, you will not be able to create contract versions.

⏺Common Error #4) Change wages or working hours without first creating a contract version  

Remember that to make any change to a contract, we must first create a contract version. The changes will apply from this date and it will be reflected in the contract from that version onwards.