Employment Contracts

Why do you have to issue an Employment Contract?

Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires that ALL employees, whether they work 4 hours or 40 hours per week must be issued with a written statement of the particulars of their employment (what most people call a contract).

An Employment Contract ensures that both the employer and employee have a clear understanding of what is expected of each other in the workplace.


When do you have to issue an Employment Contract?

Best practice is to issue a set of terms at the start of employment however there is a legal requirement to do so within 2 months of the commencement of employment.


What must be in a Contract of Employment?

Most requirements that must be included in an Employment Contract are common sense such as; name of the employer and employee, commencement date, salary details, place of work etc. However, there are additional requirements that you might not be aware of such as; periods of continuous employment and whether an employee is required to work outside the UK for more than a month.


Can an Employment Contract be tailored?

Yes. Whether you are looking for a standard Employment Contract or something more tailored Agility’s HR experts can help. We can bespoke Employment Contracts that suit your organisations exact needs and requirements.


For further information on how we can help please contact the HR team on 01527 571617 or hrsupport@agilityrac.com