Contracts of Employment

Once an applicant unconditionally accepts an offer of a job with a business a contract of employment comes into existence. The terms and conditions of the employment can be oral, written or implied or all three.

Businesses are under a legal duty to provide a written statement of the main employment particulars to an employee within eight weeks of the start date.

The Employment Rights Act 1996 is the main piece of legislation and stipulates key elements which should be contained within an employment contract. However, in addition to the standard terms and conditions any additional terms and conditions should be tailored to the particular business and Johnson HR can give advice in order to ensure terms and conditions comply with legislation and are suitable for the particular business.