Contracts of Employment

A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee which is legally binding and is the basis of the employment relationship. Most employees are legally entitled to a written statement of the main terms and conditions of employment within two calendar months of starting work.

 

At a minimum the contract  should  include, the names of the parties, the date of commencement of the employment, job title and description, rates of pay and the intervals at which the payments shall be made, hours of work, entitlement to holidays, details of the notice to be given on termination of the employment, the rules applying to absence if sick and any pension entitlement. We can assist in the preparation of all types of contracts of employment.

 

The more comprehensive the contract , the better the parties will understand their rights and responsibilities towards each other which could well avoid distressing and costly disputes further down the line. We can also help you formulate policies and procedures to clarify the guidelines and rules of your organisation to ensure the smooth management of the workplace.

 

Do you have more questions about Employment Law topics? Go back to the Employment Law page for help from our expert team.

 

Need more help for your business? Visit our Services for Businesses page for details of how our experts can help you.

 

Need more help for yourself or your family? Visit our Services for Individuals page for details of how our experts can help you.

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