In order to comply with the Employment Rights Act 1996 all members of staff should be provided with a written statement of particulars of their employment not later than two months after the commencement of their employment.
The written statement of particulars (or the “employment contract”) is a legally binding document which forms the basis of the employment relationship between the employer and the employee and so it is important that you include all of the necessary terms and that it is up to date.
Our Expert Employment Team take the time to get to know your business and understand your requirements. They can then draft contracts tailored to your objectives and which will protect your position going forward. The team can also assist in drafting the supplemental staff handbooks, policies and procedures.
Due to the constantly changing nature of employment law it is essential that you carry out regular reviews of your contracts and policies in order to keep them up to date. We suggest carrying out a review at least once a year (and preferably in May each year as a lot of changes come about every April).