How long should a new hire have to sign an employment contract? (Toughest HR Question)

What should an employer do if the employee wants to sign right away?
By Brian Wasyliw
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2014

Question: How much time is appropriate to allow for a new hire to look over an employment contract or seek legal advice before signing? What should an employer do if the employee wants to sign right away?

Answer: While there is no hard and fast rule, three business days is generally accepted as a fair and reasonable amount of time.