A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee and is the basis of the employment relationship. If it is not in writing the contract will be based on statutory rights and what happens in practice. Without a formal written contract, or if the one in use is not up to date or clear, then disputes are a likely result.
For the protection of both parties, a clearly written contract of employment should be agreed. As your legal advisors we would ensure this contract takes into consideration your business needs, for example the inclusion of post-termination contracts to protect your business after an employee leaves.
Under the law, an employer is required to issue a statement covering an employee’s main terms of employment on an employee’s first day of employment. There can be penalties for failing to do so.
With decades of experience, our employment team is expert in writing clear, concise and effective contracts of employment. If you already have a template contract of employment and would like us to review this (ensuring it complies with required legislation and your business needs), we are able to do this for a competitive fixed-fee.