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Standard contract of employment

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Standard contract of employment

asked to sign contract-001aThe standard contract of employment expands on the minimum requirements set out in the Statement of Employment Particulars  but are less “legal” and technical than the Service Agreement. They are perfect for any member of your team up to and including senior management.

They are designed to give employer and the employee a high level of protection with detailed content, but without sounding too complex. Check out the price list.

Can we help?

We can draft employment contracts for junior or senior employees. Whatever it is you are looking for, take a look at our employment contracts page or call us a call on 0845 225 2635

Which type of contract do you need?

Contracts of Employment normally come in two forms: either junior or senior. As you can imagine, the more senior the employee the more security the business will require should that employee leave. Senior contracts of employment often contain post-termination restrictions, intellectual property rights and confidentiality clauses.

Junior contracts of employment are appropriate for most employees where the employer wants more control than just providing a statement of employment particulars. For example if you have an employee who accesses confidential information on a regular basis, a Contract of Employment will be necessary to protect the employer and restrict the employees use of that information when they leave employment.

Contract of Employment contain common clauses such as:

  • Deductions clause  – without a deductions clause in your contract of employment, you would not be able to make any deductions from an employee’s pay; even when they are leaving and they owe you money!
  • Confidentiality – allowing an employer to restrict the use of confidential information, such as methods of work or customer / client lists when the employment relationship terminates.
  • Recovery of training fees – also known as a ‘liquidated damages’ clause. These are to protect an employer who provides training to their employees at a cost to the business. Should the employee then leave soon after the training the employer will not get the benefit of having an employee with a higher skill set. This clause allows employer to recover some or all of the training costs.
  • Enhanced Notice Period – employees are allowed a minimum one weeks’ notice of termination for each year that they have worked with an employer. Contracts of employment can require an employee for stay for longer than the minimum amount.
  • Additional pay clauses – contracts can contain bonus or commission schemes for employees who reach their targets. They can also include salary sacrifice schemes which allow employees to give up part of their pay or bonus in return for non-monetary benefits, such as a car or childcare vouchers

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