Watch our short video on what your contract of employment should contain for more detail

  • Contracts should be issued on or before day 1

  • You should include some key information

  • Also include any terms specific to the individual

From April this year (2020) the law says that every worker should have a contract of employment from day one.

In fact, you can be fined up to four weeks of their wages if you don’t issue them with a contract.

Your contract should contain several key pieces of information:

  • Employer name
  • Employee’s name
  • Job Title
  • Start date
  • Date of continuous employment (if that applies)
  • Pay frequency
  • Pay amount
  • Hours of work
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Location(s) required to work from
  • Notice periods
  • Collective agreements
  • Pension arrangements
  • Reference to disciplinary and grievance policies
  • How long the job will last (if temporary)
  • When the job will end (if fixed-term)

It’s also a good idea to include any express terms of employment that might be applicable specifically to that employee or job role.

If you have employees without contracts, or you don’t even have a contract template to start from, you need to act now.

Do you have questions about bullying and harassment?

Give us a call at CUBE HR, we’ll be happy to advise you and we have policies and templates available to meet every HR need.

Why not check out our other blog on the same topic What is Bullying?

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