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It is important to have clear and comprehensive employment contracts in place. Our employment contract solicitors can provide you with advice and guidance to ensure your contracts meet legal requirements and protect your business interests.

From drafting new contracts to reviewing and updating existing ones, we are here to support you every step of the way.

  • An employment contract always exists between an employer and employee, even if it is not written down. However, an unwritten contract can cause uncertainty and be problematic.
  • It is essential your employment contracts and director’s service agreements contain all the necessary details and are specifically written for your business needs.
  • We can draft a bespoke contract or service agreement for a specific role, create a template for future use or update your current templates.
  • We can also carry out a contract review, to ensure all your current contracts are legally compliant, or facilitate a change of employment contract terms.

What is an employment contract?

An employment contract is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee that sets out the terms and conditions of employment. This can include details such as job description, salary, working hours, leave entitlements, and confidentiality obligations. An employment contract is a binding document that forms the basis of the employment relationship.

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Katherine Maxwell

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Why does my business need a contract of employment?

As an employer, it’s important to understand that there is always a contract between an employee and employer, even if there is nothing in writing. Unfortunately an unwritten contract can bring uncertainty to both parties, especially when a dispute arises.

What are the consequences if my business doesn’t have a contract of employment?

You should create a written employment contract which expressly sets out the terms agreed between you and the employee within two months of the commencement date. Failure to provide a written contract can lead to an employment claim as a verbal contract can lead to much uncertainty. It is much simpler and more cost-efficient for your business to do this at the beginning of an employment relationship, than face the expense and disruption of an employment tribunal claim due to uncertain terms, when the employment terminates.

Some of the terms an employment contract should include are:-

  • Pay (wages, overtime, bonuses and sick pay);
  • Hours (working hours, when and where, overtime);
  • Holiday (pay, entitlement, process); and
  • Termination (notice period, method, reasons).

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We can help you with drafting a specific contract, a template for future use or updating your current templates.

Our specialist employment team has a wealth of knowledge in drafting and reviewing employment contracts and director’s service agreements. Although you may find standard employment documents from websites or old documents you may have, we advise you seek our professional legal advice to ensure your contracts are up to date and fully legally compliant. We will take the time to discuss the terms of the contract with you and ensure it is tailored precisely to your business, creating an entirely bespoke document.

Once an employment contract or agreement has been correctly drafted, it is important that they are maintained and kept up to date with the changes in the law. We can provide a quote to perform a contract review, which will ensure your contracts are being properly maintained and remain legally compliant.

Why choose our an employment contract solicitors?

Choosing our employment contract solicitors means entrusting your business with experienced legal professionals who are committed to providing tailored advice and documentation to meet your specific needs. Our team understands the complexities and nuances of employment law, and works closely with you to ensure that your employment contracts are legally sound, comprehensive, and protect your business interests. With our guidance, you can be confident that your employment contracts are legally compliant, enforceable, and provide clarity and certainty for both you and your employees.

How can our an employment contract solicitors help?

If you need an employment contract solicitors, Moore Barlow can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure that your employment contracts are legally sound and tailored to the specific needs of your business. We can assist with drafting new contracts, reviewing existing ones, and negotiating terms with employees. Our goal is to help you avoid disputes and legal issues down the line, while also ensuring that your employees are clear on their rights and responsibilities.

With our employment law experts based across our office in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking, we’re ideally placed to offer specialist advice and support to your business on a local or national level.

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