Employment contract (ET006)

Employers should use this employment contract when taking on new members of staff. This contract must be given to the employee within two months of starting. Failure to provide employees with a written statement of employment within two months is unlawful and could result in costly appearances before an employment tribunal.

This comprehensive employment contract covers issues such as probation, standard days and hours of work, shift work, sick pay and incapacity, holiday entitlements, lay-offs, pension schemes, references, medical reports, company cars, restrictive covenants, disciplinary procedures, confidentiality, share option schemes, home working, teleworking and part-time working, among others.

This contract should be used in conjunction with an employee handbook containing more detailed HR and employment policies. You can use LawOnline's 'Employee handbook' (EP004) document for this purpose.

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Employment - contracts
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