The relationship between an employer and an employee is defined by the contract. Without a contract, both parties are not protected. Both parties can decide not to fulfill their side of the agreement if there is no legal arrangement between them. However, with a contract signed by both parties, each individual must respect the terms and conditions of the agreement.

There are different types of contracts to choose from. One such contract is the fixed-term contract.


In general, a fixed-term contract is a type of agreement between two parties that lasts a specific timeframe. Once the time agreed is reached, the contract automatically terminates even if there are pending tasks. Therefore, another agreement must be reached between the parties if they want to keep working together. To ensure fairness, the labor law of America has provisions that ensure the rights of workers are protected to prevent abuse.

Fixed-term contracts are used in the following situations.

  • It is used to offer workers employment for seasonal jobs that last a few months. For example, fishing companies use this type of contract to hire fishermen during the fishing season.
  • It is used to hire workers for projects such as building construction, which lasts a specific timeframe.
  • It is used to provide cover for employees on sick or maternity leave.

Fields and Terms of a Fixed-term Contract

Just like any other contract, a fixed-term contract has specific fields and terms that define the document. Some of the fields of a fixed-term contract are highlighted below.

  • The name and address of the employer.
  • The name and address of the employee.
  • The fields for the signatures of the employer and the employee.
  • The date of signing the contract.

In general, the terms of the contract are discussed below.

  • The duration of the agreement between the parties involved.
  • The remuneration and bonuses that are to be given to the employee by the employer.
  • The responsibilities of the employee to the employer and vice versa.
  • The conditions that can cause the termination of the contract.

The fields and terms specified here can be more or less depending on the state, county, or jurisdiction.


Fill Fixed-term Contract using Postman – Step-by-step Guide

  1. Open Postman
  2. Select PDF Fill PDF Forms
  3. Send Result of Postman
  4. Source Form Output

In this tutorial, we prepared a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the Fixed-term Contract form using Postman. This is the sample form that we will fill out.

Sample Source Document
Sample Source Document

Step 1: Open Postman

First, open your Postman and click on the API v.1.0.0 collection.

If you haven’t set up the Postman Collection, please check out this tutorial.

Step 2: Select PDF Fill PDF Forms

Next, open the PDF FILL PDF Forms folder and choose the POST /pdf/edit/add. This will open a tab with a ready-to-use template. Add your source file link in the url parameter, your PDF forms field names and their corresponding values. You can use the Get PDF Info tool to get the field names.

Select PDF Fill PDF Forms

Here is the cURL Code Snippet.

curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: your-api-key' \
--data-raw '{
"async": false,
"encrypt": false,
"name": "Fixed Term Contract",
"url": "", "fieldsString": "0;Day;1ST|0;Month;October|0;Year;01|0;City;Mandaue|0;Province;Cebu"

Step 3: Send Result of Postman

Then, click on the Send button to see the Postman result. Copy and paste the URL to view the PDF output.

Step 4: Source Form Output

Here is the Fixed-Term Contract Output that we successfully filled out.

Source Form Output
Source Form Output

In this tutorial, you learned how to fill out the Fixed-term Contract form using Postman. You also learned how to use the Get PDF Info to get the field names.