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Employment Contract

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.

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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).

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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.

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