A contract, or written statement of employment, is required by law to be given to all paid employees who have been employed for at least a month.
Having a contract in place helps to avoid any misunderstanding should things go wrong between an employer and an employee.
A contract of employment should set out in clear terms the details of :-
- rates of pay
- hours of work
- holiday entitlement
- sick pay entitlement
- notice period
- disciplinary and grievance procedures
The contract should be signed by the employee and reviewed on a regular basis (usually as part of an annual appraisal scheme).
If your organisation uses agency workers, check the regulations and guidance on the ACAS website.
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Recruitment....best practice recruitment and selection methods for employing staffEqualities and Human Rights....identifying your group's legal responsibilities with regards to equalities and human rights
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