It is a legal requirement that all employees should receive a minimum statement of employment terms and conditions within two months from starting employment. However, drafting employment documents is not simply about complying with your legal obligations – the aim is to achieve clarity, consistency and certainty on what has been agreed between the parties, whilst ensuring that the contract protects those matters most critical to the business. Invest the time to get this right at the outset, and you will not only prevent many disputes and claims from arising in the first place, but will also ensure that the business is well positioned in the event of termination.
If your current contracts are a basic ‘off the web’ template, a compilation of ‘good bits’ pinched from different documents, or a range of entirely different contracts resulting from merges and restructures over the years, then perhaps it’s time for a review.
TJD Law can assist with the drafting and implementation of:
- Offer letters
- Contracts of Employment
- Director Service Agreements
- Staff Policies & Procedures
- Consultancy Agreements & Contracts for Services
- Secondment Agreements
- Service Occupancy Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
- Notices and Announcements (e.g. changing terms of employment)
- Letters to employees (e.g. in connection with disciplinary or grievance proceedings)
- Settlement Agreements