Are you meeting the statutory minimum requirements, where contracts of employment for new starters are concerned?
Of course employers have the option of whether to include additional clauses such as the process to be followed in relation to sickness absence, discipline and grievances and other organisational processes, but there are some main statutory clauses for a new starter contract that must be included.
What you must include:-
1. Post title
2. Name of the employer and the employer’s address
3. Name of the employee and their address.
4. Employee’s start date
5. Whether the post is permanent, or fixed-term or temporary with the date it ends
6. Pay – how much, whether weekly or monthly, and dates when and how it will be paid.
7. Any benefits, such as company car or private health insurance
8. Hours of work – the number the employee will be contracted to do in a working week, plus details of normal working hours and break time, and any conditions regarding flexibility of hours.
9. Location(s) where the employee will regularly work, including any outside the UK. If the employee is being taken on to work overseas for more than one month, you should outline any conditions
10. Pension – key details of the company scheme
11. Holidays – annual leave entitlement, any conditions when it can be taken and what unused leave can be carried over to the next year, plus bank holiday entitlement
12. Details of entitlement to sick leave and pay
13. Length of any probationary period and conditions associated with it
14. Notice period – How much notice you as the employer must give the employee, if you are letting them go
15. How long beforehand an employee must tell you as their employer they are leaving.
Employers have eight weeks from the employee’s start date to issue the contract. At FusionHR we have templates for every scenario with the additional clauses included, so please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding contracts of employment, pay and HR support. Just speak to your HR Advisor or call one of the team on 01924 827869.