An employment contract gives both parties certainty about their rights and responsibilities and offers employers the opportunity to protect their business interests. Employers are legally required to confirm certain terms and conditions of employment in a written statement of employment particulars and by issuing a written contract you can discharge this duty. The contract is a legally binding document and so the wording needs to be drafted carefully to ensure it has the intended consequence, is legally compliant and contains the relevant information.
Contracts and Employment Handbooks
ECA has produced a generic template and guidance note for an Employment Contract and Employment Handbook.
Guidance on Contractual Requirements
ECA has produced guidance on the statutory requirements for holiday pay and statutory rates for mandatory payments including the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates and Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
ECA has produced guidance on Employment Status and guidance on employers responsibilities to prevent illegal working.