Issuing Employment Contracts

Is it right I should be issuing Employment Contracts?



From April this year (2020) and in line with The Good Work Plan the law says that every worker should have a contract of employment from day one. In fact, you can be fined up to four weeks of their wages if you do not issue them with a contract.

What should be included in the contract?

Your contract should contain several key pieces of information:

  • Employer and Employee names
  • Job Title
  • Start date
  • Date of continuous employment (if that applies)
  • Pay frequency and Payment amount
  • Hours of work
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Location(s) required to work from
  • Notice periods
  • Collective agreements
  • Pension arrangements
  • Reference to disciplinary and grievance policies
  • How long the job will last (if temporary) if fixed term when it will end

What else should you include?

It is also a good idea to include any express terms of employment that might be applicable specifically to that employee or job role.

What should you do now?

If you have employees without contracts, or you do not even have a contract template to start from, you need to act now.

Why not get in touch, we can create your very own bespoke Employments Contracts today.


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