Contract of Employment Example
Do you want to know what provisions a contract of employment should contain? Take a look at our contract of employment example to find out. You can view a preview of our standard Contract of Employment Template in our Employment section.
A contract of employment is a written or verbal agreement between employer and employee. The law states that the employer must provide the employee with a full contract of employment or a written statement of its terms within two months of the employee starting work.
To truly benefit from the contract it is recommended that it is documented fully in written form. A written document gives less leeway for legal disputes because the information is provided in black and white. Both employees and employers can take action for breaches of the contract.
Example Contract of Employment Preview
The rights and obligations of both parties are explained in detail in the contract of employment example you will see here. This example is what the downloadable template will look like. You can see for yourself what information is contained in the document, as well as which changes can be made to the document.
There are only a few legal modifications that any contract of employment can have. The United Kingdom has employment laws which must be complied with. These rights and obligations cannot be changed or modified.
The following are some of the clauses found in the contract of employment example:
• Employee name, and personal information
• Job title for the employee
• Start date (end date if necessary)
• Job type
• Job description
• Termination policies
• Disability allowances
• Intellectual property rights
• Confidentiality terms
• Sick pay
• Holiday pay
The above topics are not necessarily in the contract of employment example in this order. The order is generally streamlined to move from one important topic to another in a linear fashion. However, all topics are usually seen in one form or another as part of the agreement. The entire document will explain what the employee can expect from the employer and vice versa. For example, the job type will state if the employment is part time or full time, and whether it is temporary, permanent, or for a fixed period. A fixed period means the employment ends after a certain period of time, which must be explained to the employee to stop any confusion.
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