Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contract Terms


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Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contracts

In this weeks’ episode it is the second part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week, the key things to consider when putting together your employee contracts.

In this episode I will cover:

  • Where to find the minimum legal terms required;
  • What you need to consider when preparing your contract terms;
  • Considerations regarding the length of the contract, will it be open ended or fixed term;
  • Whether you should include a probation period;
  • What notice periods you may want to include;
  • Rules regarding holiday and what is important for you regarding holiday requirements;
  • Sick procedures and pay;
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave provisions.

Action Points

  1. Ensure that you set out the key legal requirements in the contract;
  2. Make sure the contract you use works for your business;
  3. Get a professional contract template prepared for your business. Contact us for a fixed fee quote alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

Helpful Information & Links

Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996

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