Contract of Employment

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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