Generally speaking, a crew member employment agreement is similar to what you would see in a typical job. The agreement covers the typical items: pay amount/method/frequency, the requirements of the position, expected skill sets, vacation policies, sickness and injury leave, insurance, termination clauses, governing law, length of the term, etc. On the other hand, some content in a crew member agreement is specific to that type of position. Each employment agreement will be structured a bit differently, depending on the specific position of the crew member and the type of operation on each boat. In other words, an agreement should reflect the kind of boat a crew member is on, whether it’s a private traveling boat, a charter operation, a tournament boat or perhaps a combination of several different types.