In some organisations and especially if you have long standing employees, you may wonder why you need to bother with an employment contract ?
Your staff know what they are doing.
They come to work on time and they don’t need a bit of paper telling them this.
All well and good, BUT, what is important to know is that as of the 6th of April 2020, regulations were introduced, confirming that all workers are entitled to a written statement of particulars (or contract) as a right from day one of employment.
Itemising their basic terms and conditions and specifying probationary periods and family leave.
In other words it is the law to provide it and if you do not you could face claims.
Aside from the legal aspects, a contract sets out what is required from the employee and in most cases will protect you, the employer in regard to the legalities of employing staff as well as helping to manage them during employment.
In short, both employees and employers must stick to a contract until it ends.
(e.g. by an employer or employee giving notice or an employee being dismissed).
Or until the terms are changed (usually by agreement between the employee and employer).
If you are wondering where to start when it comes to Employee Contracts for your business, why not book a free consultation with me & I’ll be happy to offer you some of my 20+ years experience on the matter!
Until then, all the best!
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