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Why you need an Employment Contract
As well as defining the role of an employee, an Employment Contract sets out the areas which, as a business owner, you need covered. Without one of these, your business is exposed to risks that we can help you avoid. Hiring staff is an exciting time for any business and it is important to have a good Employment Contract ready to go. You want a contract that can adapt to any position you are looking to employ and any terms you set.
What is an Employment Contract?
An Employment Contract contains not only answers to the more immediate questions like pay, benefits, hours and place of work; but determines future factors like annual leave, termination, notice periods and also restrictive covenants (what an employee may do when they leave). Please be aware you can also read Freelancer Agreements, Internship Agreements and Apprenticeship Agreements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What must be included in an employment contract?
A: Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers must include a list of around 18 particulars. These particulars include start date, job title, employer's address, pay, pension information, benefits, and paid leave.
Q: Can I re-use an employment contract?
A: Of course! It is usually quite simple to change an employment contract to suit different needs, normally just a case of changing names, addresses, dates and pay, as well as job titles and responsibilities. However, more consideration should be taken when employing more senior members of staff or executives.
Q: What are the types of employment contracts?
A: Full time, part time, fixed term, temporary, freelancer, contractor, agency and zero hour.
Employment Contract table of contents
3. VAR’S undertakings
4. Supply of products
5. Companies undertakings
6. Prices and payment
7. Advertising and promotion
8. Compliance with laws and regulations
10. Intellectual property rights
13. Protection and processing of personal data
15. Limitation of liability and indemnity
16. Term and termination
17. Effects of termination
18. Force majeure
19. Customer engagements
21. Entire agreement
24. No partnership or agency
25. Third party rights
26. Rights and remedies
28. Governing law
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- Hosting Partners
- Licensing Partners
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