Contracts of employment: drafting tips

Topic Index
Overview
Information gathering
‘Nice to haves’?

Overview

 

  • We look at what employers should think about before beginning to draft an employment contract, including the often overlooked but vital information gathering stage, and consider briefly some ‘nice to have’ but not legally required elements which may be included in an employment contact.
  • Not specifically considered here are the minimum legally required terms under s. 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 which must be given to an employee in a written statement of employment particulars no later than 2 months after he or she starts work. Usually an employment contract will contain this information.
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