contracts, policies and procedures
All businesses are required by law to issue each employee with a statement of employment particulars, more commonly known as an Employment Contract, within two months of the employee commencing employment. This should contain some key information regarding the terms and conditions of employment including:
- name of the employer
- name of employee and start date
- if a previous job counts towards a period of continuous employment
- how much and how often the employee will get paid
- hours of work
- holiday entitlement
- any provision for sick pay and pension
- place of work
- length of notice
- job title or a brief description of the work
- information if the employee is required to work outside the UK for more than one month
This contract sets out the terms and conditions so getting it right from the outset is essential. If you fail to do so, this can result in unnecessary arguments or disputes – and an award of up to four weeks’ pay if the situation goes to an Employment Tribunal.
Our Employment Lawyers are experienced in drafting and reviewing Employment Contracts and Director’s Service Agreements – ensuring that the contracts we prepare are clear, concise and will be tailored to suit and protect your business, to guarantee its ongoing success. These also form a template for future contracts, to allow uniformity throughout the business. Where appropriate, they will offer flexibility – so that your business can meet the demands it may face in a challenging market.
We can also draft or review Employee Handbooks, which provide the opportunity to create clear working practices in the workplace – so that all of your staff members understand the expectations and the ethos of the business.
What our clients say:
“Paula Stuart provided me with a demonstrable level of expertise in terms of Employment/Contract Law and I have no hesitation in recommending her professional services to anyone with a similar or related requirement. Furthermore, I am likely to present any new personal contract of employment to Paula for her experienced assessment.” Kevin Faulkner
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The Employment Team
Stuart Snelson Partner
Employment 01908 689318Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law. His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.
Paula Stuart Partner
Employment 01908 689345Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’