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Employee Contracts

Employee Contracts

Here at Acorn HR we can draft a variety of contracts to suit your business needs. From standard

contracts of employment to contracts for temporary workers and contractors, we will provide a template with clauses that offer you maximum protection as an employer.

From 6th April 2020, there were important changes to the minimum written terms that must be provided to workers and employees in England and Wales and to the timing of when these should be provided to them. These minimum written terms are required by the Employment Rights Act 1996 and are often referred to as “a written statement of particulars” or a “section 1 statement

Section 1 Statement

A section 1 statement includes:

  • The names of the employer and employee

  • The date the employment starts and period of continuous employment

  • Pay (or method of calculating it) and interval of payment

  • Hours of work

  • Holiday entitlement and pay

  • The employee's job title or a brief description of the work

  • Notice periods

  • Place of work

  • A note stating whether there is a contracting-out certificate in force under the Pension Schemes Act 1993

  • Certain information on disciplinary and grievance procedures

The following information can be given in supplementary statements, provided it is all given within the two months:

  • Terms related to work outside the UK for a period of more than one month

  • Terms as to length of temporary or fixed term work

  • Pensions

  • Collective agreements

Most businesses prefer to have a more comprehensive Contract to protect their business, but smaller businesses or S.M.E ‘s may not need them.

Issuing at least a basic statement of the main terms and conditions of employment is a legal requirement. But the use of a full-blown contract with clauses tailored to suit your needs offers you far greater opportunities in terms of flexibility and control.

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