Contract of Employment
You must give this to new employees within 8 weeks
When employing staff it is very important to get the
employment contract correct to ensure you meet all the
requirements of employment law, but also to ensure you retain
the maximum amount of flexibility for your business.
There are several different possibilities when you employ
staff. You can take them on a permanent
employment contract if you are confident the role is ongoing. If
the job is likely to run out at a certain point, then a
employment contract would be a better option.
If the most important thing is flexibility, then a
zero-hours contract will ensure you only have to pay
for the hours when you need your staff to be there. Finally if
you don't want the hassle of employing staff, then you can take
them on as contractors / freelancers using a contract
for services where they invoice you for work carried
out and you don't need to deal with tax or national insurance
For all these options there is a free template
below which you can download and adapt for your
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Integrated Employment Contract and Staff Handbook
This is a combined employment contract and staff handbook which contains
all the information you need to provide to your new
employee. It is fully compliant with employment law and best practice,
covers permanent, fixed-term and zero-hours arrangements and is suitable for
all SME's even if you are only employing one person. There is also a
fully completed example for guidance.
Employment Contract Template
This is a blank statement of terms and conditions
(contract of employment) which you may
download and adapt to your own organisation. Current legislation means that all new employees
are entitled to such a statement within 8 weeks of commencement.
Fixed-Term Employment Contract Template
This is a contract template for fixed-term employees, and allows you to specify whether the fixed-term is dependant on time, completion of a task / project,
the return of an individual (e.g. following maternity leave) or subject to continued funding.
Zero-Hours Employment Contract Template
This is a contract suitable for staff who you want to employ on an as-required basis and who do not have any guaranteed hours.
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Contract for Services Template
This is a template which you can use if you want to employ freelance or contract staff.
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Document detailing what should be contained in a Statement of Employment