Employment Contracts

Ensure Compliance and Clarity with Sound Employee Contracts


Unlock the potential of a well-balanced employer-employee relationship by understanding the crucial legal obligation to provide a Statement of Terms and Conditions of employment within two months of an employee's commencement.

A well crafted Contract of Employment or, for executives and directors, a Service Agreement, gives both parties a clear understanding of rights and obligations, minimizing the likelihood of disputes.

Legal Compliance Essentials

Ensure compliance with employment laws by embedding key information in your Contracts of Employment. This includes the date of employment commencement, remuneration details, and the notice period. A comprehensive contract template must encompass these fundamental elements to align with legal requirements, but ideally you will want to include more detail.

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Beyond the Basics - Protecting Your Business


Navigate potential challenges by strategically enhancing your employment contracts. Explore additional terms that can fortify your business interests:

  • Probationary Periods
    Establish clear guidelines for probationary periods, providing a structured approach to assess employee 
 performance and suitability for the role.

  • Working Time Regulations
    Adhere to legal standards by explicitly addressing the 48-hour weekly working limit, ensuring your 
 contracts align with Working Time Regulations.

  • Safeguarding Intellectual Property
    Protect your company's innovations by incorporating clauses related to Intellectual Property, securing 
 your proprietary rights.

  • Confidentiality Agreements
    Foster a culture of trust and safeguard sensitive information with robust Confidentiality Agreements, 
 crucial for maintaining the integrity of your business operations.

  • Post-termination Restrictions
    Mitigate potential risks post-employment with carefully crafted Post-termination Restrictions or 
 Restrictive Covenants, preserving your business interests and client relationships.

Conclusion

Crafting a comprehensive Contract of Employment not only fulfils legal obligations but also serves as a proactive measure to build a transparent and collaborative work environment. Empower your business with employment contracts that go beyond the basics, addressing key elements that protect both employer and employee interests.

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If you need advice and support with your employment and HR, we can provide you with clear, practical guidance and help to protect your business from any potential issues.
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