Contracts of Employment and Directors’ Service Agreements

By virtue of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers are required to confirm employees’ terms and conditions of employment within two months of the employee commencing work. The advantage of having written terms and conditions is that everyone knows where they stand and understand what their duties and obligations are.

The absence of a written contract of employment creates difficulties when a dispute arises. In these situations it becomes necessary to rely on implied terms of employment and to consider the conduct of the parties to determine what their intentions were. This can often be unsatisfactory for both parties.

Our specialists can assist by drafting contracts of employment tailored according to your business needs and will ensure that all contracts comply with all relevant legislation.

By formalising employees’ terms and conditions of employment, you can be confident that your employees are fully aware of their duties and responsibilities from the beginning of their employment.

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