Offers of employment
Our team are here to guide you through the process of offers of employment, ensuring that your they are legally compliant and tailored to your specific business needs.
We work closely with our clients to make sure they are fully informed and protected throughout the employment offer process.
- Before starting a new job, it is important you fully understand the terms and conditions you are agreeing to.
- This is important for understanding both the benefits you may be entitled to, the working requirements that will be placed on you, and the restrictions placed on you should your job come to an end.
What is an offer of employment?
An offer of employment is a written or verbal statement from an employer that extends a job offer to a potential employee. The offer typically includes details such as the job title, salary, start date, and any benefits or incentives being offered. The potential employee may then choose to accept or decline the offer.
What to do if you’ve been offered a new job
Have you recently been offered a new job and been asked to sign new terms of employment whether in the form of an employment contract or a director’s service agreement?
When you start a new job, you will be asked to sign new terms of employment. Some employers send out a copy of your terms and conditions of employment before you begin your employment, some provide a copy to you on your first day or others provide it to you within the first two months of your employment (as required by law).
It is important to make sure you read through the terms and conditions provided to you thoroughly and that you understand each term that you are agreeing to.
Your terms and conditions must include certain information such as details relating to your: job title; hours of work; place of work and salary etc. However, it is likely that additional clauses will be included for example clauses relating to confidentiality, intellectual property and post termination restrictions (also known as restrictive covenants). These types of clauses can restrict what you are able to do after your employment with this employer has terminated and therefore it is important you understand what they mean.
Additionally, if as part of your employment you are eligible to participate in any commission schemes bonus arrangements, share schemes or receive any other benefits such as a company car, private medical insurance and/or life assurance it is important to ensure these are all correctly documented. Ensuring these are correctly documented at the start of your employment can prevent misunderstandings and you having to dispute matters or raise grievances against your employer.
Our team of employment solicitors
Why choose our solicitors help offers of employment?
At Moore Barlow, our solicitors are experts in providing legal advice and guidance on offers of employment. We understand the importance of securing the best possible terms for our clients, and we work tirelessly to ensure that their interests are protected throughout the negotiation process. With our help, you can be confident that you are making informed decisions that will benefit you both now and in the future.
How can our solicitors help offers of employment?
Let our experienced solicitors assist you with offers of employment by providing guidance on legal requirements and drafting contracts that protect the interests of both the employer and employee. We can also advise on negotiations and ensure that the terms of the offer are fair and compliant with employment law. Our aim is to provide practical solutions that minimise risk and promote positive relationships between employers and employees.
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