Every employee must have an employment contract provided by their employer. As a business owner, it is therefore important to understand what should be included in this agreement. An employment contract sets out numerous employment conditions, employee and employer rights, job role and responsibilities, duties and more. Collectively, these are referred to as the terms of the employment contract.
Both employers like you and your employee(s) are bound by the terms of the employment contract until it ends. This happens either when an employee gives notice, an employee is dismissed by the employer, or the terms of the employment contract are changed.
If your business is in a position where you’re looking to take on staff, speak to Employer Advice for bespoke employment contract advice tailored to business owners and employers.
Get contracts right
Make sure your employees have correct contracts
From the very first day an employee begins a role they are legally entitled to a statement of main terms. If you’re unsure, speak to an expert consultant at Employer Advice and avoid costly litigation.
We recommend these steps:
- Call us NOW for a 15-minute phone consultation with our experts to ensure the contract is lawful.
- We will send you a FREE ACAS-compliant Contract template
- (Optional): Book a free follow-up call if you have any further questions.
Common Employment Contract Questions
What should be included in an employment contract?
Check out some of the questions we regularly receive:
- Do I have to provide my staff with a contract?
- How soon after employing someone do I have to give a statement of particulars?
- What terms must a written statement of terms include?
- Should I put grievance and disciplinary policies into an employment contract?
- Can I insert non-compete clauses into an employment contract?
- When is a zero-hours contract suitable?
- In what ways can I protect my business when one of my employees leave?
- How much notice do I have to give my employees?
- Can I require my employee to work more than 48 hours per week?
acas based advice
Is there a free employment, ACAS compliant, contract template?
Employers must understand when employees need to receive an employment contract and what needs to be included. Employer Advice offers a free contract of employment template for you to use. Once downloaded, you will need to know how to implement it so we advise getting in touch. We can help on all issues regarding contracts, whether simple or complicated and help you to avoid costly tribunals.
Stay compliant: call us NOW and getfree contract of employment template.
Assisting Employers For More than 40 Years
Knowing what to include in an employment contract to give you maximum legal protection can be tricky. If you’re guessing, you’re potentially risking paying out thousands in compensation.
Employer Advice’s experts have helped more than 14,000 UK businesses. We can offer contract templates and advice on your documentation.
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