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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an employment contract?An employment contract is a legally binding document that sets out the expectations, rights, and obligations that will govern the relationship between an employer and employee.When should I use an employment contract?A written employment contract should be used whenever an employment relationship is being created and the parties wish to minimise the potential for disputes or confusion by clearly establishing their rights and obligations.

Although oral agreements are a valid alternative, they are more likely to result in disagreement and will be more difficult to rely on should a dispute arise.
What is the difference between permanent and temporary employment?Under a permanent employment relationship there is no specified end date and the employment will continue until either party gives appropriate notice.

A temporary employment relationship will end on a fixed date. For example, contract or seasonal employees are considered temporary.
Can an employment contract be used for an independent contractor?No, you should use LawDepot’s Service Agreement if you will be hiring an independent contractor.

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EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

THIS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT (this "Agreement") dated this 22nd day of February, 2017

BETWEEN:

____________________ of ____________________, __________, , __________.
(the "Employer")

OF THE FIRST PART

- AND -

____________________ of ____________________, __________, , __________.
(the "Employee")

OF THE SECOND PART

BACKGROUND:

  1. The Employer is of the opinion that the Employee has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to assist and benefit the Employer in its business.
  2. The Employer desires to employ the Employee and the Employee has agreed to accept and enter such employment upon the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement agree as follows:

  1. Particulars of Employment
  2. As required by the Employment Rights Act 1996, s. 1, the particulars of the Employee's employment are set out in Schedule 1 of this Agreement.
  3. Commencement Date and Term
  4. The Employee will commence permanent full-time employment with the Employer on the 22nd day of February, 2017 (the "Commencement Date").
  5. Job Title and Description
  6. The initial job title of the Employee will be the following: ____________________. The initial job duties the Employee will be expected to perform will be the following:
    ____________________________________________________________.
  7. The Employee agrees to be employed on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. The Employee agrees to be subject to the general supervision of and act pursuant to the orders, advice and direction of the Employer.
  8. The Employee will perform any and all duties as requested by the Employer that are reasonable and that are customarily performed by a person holding a similar position in the industry or business of the Employer.
  9. The Employer may make changes to the job title or duties of the Employee where the changes would be considered reasonable for a similar position in the industry or business of the Employer. The Employee's job title or duties may be changed by agreement and with the approval of both the Employee and the Employer or after a notice period required under law.
  10. The Employee agrees to abide by the Employer's rules, regulations, and practices, including those concerning work schedules, annual leave and sick leave, as they may from time to time be adopted or modified.
  11. The Employee warrants that the Employee is legally allowed to work in the country of England.
  12. Employee Remuneration
  13. Remuneration paid to the Employee for the services rendered by the Employee as required by this Agreement (the "Remuneration") will include a wage at the rate of £0.00.
  14. This Remuneration will be payable twice per month while this Agreement is in force. The Employer is entitled to deduct from the Employee's Remuneration, or from any other compensation in whatever form, any applicable deductions and remittances as required by law.
  15. The Employee understands and agrees that any additional remuneration paid to the Employee in the form of bonuses or other similar incentive remuneration will rest in the sole discretion of the Employer and that the Employee will not earn or accrue any right to incentive remuneration by reason of the Employee's employment.
  16. The Employer will reimburse the Employee for all reasonable expenses, in accordance with the Employer's lawful policies as in effect from time to time, including but not limited to, any travel and entertainment expenses incurred by the Employee in connection with the business of the Employer. Expenses will be paid within a reasonable time after submission of acceptable supporting documentation.
  17. Pension
  18. The Employee is not entitled to access to any pension scheme.
  19. Place of Work
  20. The Employee's primary place of work will be at the following location:
    • ____________________, ____________________, , __________.
  21. Time of Work
  22. The Employee's normal hours of work, including breaks, ("Normal Hours of Work") are as follows: ______________________________.
  23. However, the Employee will, on receiving reasonable notice from the Employer, work additional hours and/or hours outside of the Employee's Normal Hours of Work as deemed necessary by the Employer to meet the business needs of the Employer.
  24. Employee Benefits
  25. The Employee will be entitled to only those additional benefits that are currently available as described in the lawful provisions of the Employer's employment booklets, manuals, and policy documents or as required by law.
  26. Employer discretionary benefits are subject to change, without compensation, upon the Employer providing the Employee with 60 days written notice of that change and providing that any change to those benefits is taken generally with respect to other employees and does not single out the Employee.
  27. Holidays
  28. The Holiday year will commence on ______ day of ________________ and run for one year (the "Holiday Year").
  29. During each Holiday Year, the Employee is entitled to two weeks of paid annual leave, such entitlement accruing on a pro rata basis, with Bank and Public Holidays to be included in the calculation of the Employee's two weeks of paid annual leave.
  30. The times and dates for any holidays will be determined by mutual agreement between the Employer and the Employee.
  31. Upon termination of employment, the Employer will pay compensation to the Employee for any accrued and unused holiday days.
  32. Sickness and Disability
  33. If the Employee is unable to perform the Employee's duties as a result of illness or injury, the Employee will inform the Employer via ____________________ of the reason for the Employee's absence no later than __________ on the day of the absence or as soon as is reasonably possible. If the absence extends beyond 7 days, the Employee will obtain and provide the Employer with a certificate or note from the Employee's doctor corroborating such illness or injury.
  34. During such absence the Employer will pay the Employee the Employee's full pay as contractual sick pay, provided that the Employer will pay a maximum of £0.00 (pounds) to the Employee as contractual sick pay in any 12-month period, the period commencing on the first day for which the Employee is paid contractual sick pay.
  35. Any statutory sick pay will be calculated on the basis of the Employee's usual work days, being ______________________________.
  36. Disciplinary Procedure
  37. The Employer's disciplinary procedure, as amended from time-to-time, applies to the Employee. The Employer's disciplinary procedure is set out in ____________________ and will be provided to the Employee or made available to the Employee on request.
  38. This Agreement and the Employer's disciplinary procedure will be read and interpreted so as to avoid conflict, as far as reasonably possible, between this Agreement and the Employer's disciplinary procedure. If there is a true conflict between this Agreement and the Employer's disciplinary procedure, this Agreement will prevail.
  39. Grievance Procedure
  40. The Employer's grievance procedure, as amended from time-to-time, applies to the Employee. The Employer's grievance procedure is set out in ____________________ and will be provided to the Employee or made available to the Employee on request.
  41. Duty to Devote Full Time
  42. The Employee agrees to devote full-time efforts, as an employee of the Employer, to the employment duties and obligations as described in this Agreement.
  43. Conflict of Interest
  44. During the term of the Employee's active employment with the Employer, it is understood and agreed that any business opportunity relating to or similar to the Employer's actual or reasonably anticipated business opportunities (with the exception of personal investments in less than 5% of the equity of a business, investments in established family businesses, real estate, or investments in stocks and bonds traded on public stock exchanges) coming to the attention of the Employee, is an opportunity belonging to the Employer. Therefore, the Employee will advise the Employer of the opportunity and cannot pursue the opportunity, directly or indirectly, without the written consent of the Employer.
  45. During the term of the Employee's active employment with the Employer, the Employee will not, directly or indirectly, engage or participate in any other business activities that the Employer, in its reasonable discretion, determines to be in conflict with the best interests of the Employer without the written consent of the Employer.
  46. Contract Binding Authority
  47. Notwithstanding any other term or condition expressed or implied in this Agreement to the contrary, the Employee will not have the authority to enter into any contracts or commitments for or on the behalf of the Employer without first obtaining the express written consent of the Employer.
  48. Termination Due to Discontinuance of Business
  49. Notwithstanding any other term or condition expressed or implied in this Agreement, in the event that the Employer will discontinue operating its business at the location where the Employee is employed, then, at the Employer's sole option, and as permitted by law, this Agreement will terminate as of the last day of the month in which the Employer ceases operations at such location with the same force and effect as if such last day of the month were originally set as the Termination Date of this Agreement.
  50. Termination of Employment
  51. Where there is just cause for termination, the Employer may terminate the Employee's employment without notice, as permitted by law.
  52. The Employee and the Employer agree that reasonable and sufficient notice of termination of employment by the Employer is the greater of one (1) week or any minimum notice required by law.
  53. If the Employee wishes to terminate this employment with the Employer, the Employee will provide the Employer with the greater of one (1) week and the minimum required by law.  As an alternative, if the Employee co-operates with the training and development of a replacement, then sufficient notice is given if it is sufficient notice to allow the Employer to find and train the replacement.
  54. The Termination Date specified by either the Employee or the Employer may expire on any day of the month and upon the Termination Date the Employer will forthwith pay to the Employee any outstanding portion of the wage, accrued annual leave and banked time, if any, calculated to the Termination Date.
  55. Once notice has been given by either party for any reason, the Employee and the Employer agree to execute their duties and obligations under this Agreement diligently and in good faith through to the end of the notice period. The Employer may not make any changes to remuneration or any other term or condition of this Agreement between the time termination notice is given through to the end of the notice period.
  56. Remedies
  57. In the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Employee of any of the provisions of this Agreement, the Employee agrees that the Employer is entitled to a permanent injunction, in addition to and not in limitation of any other rights and remedies available to the Employer at law or in equity, in order to prevent or restrain any such breach by the Employee or by the Employee's partners, agents, representatives, servants, employees, and/or any and all persons directly or indirectly acting for or with the Employee.
  58. Severability
  59. The Employer and the Employee acknowledge that this Agreement is reasonable, valid and enforceable. However, if any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, it is the parties' intent that such provision be changed in scope by the court only to the extent deemed necessary by that court to render the provision reasonable and enforceable and the remainder of the provisions of this Agreement will in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated as a result.
  60. Notices
  61. Any notices, deliveries, requests, demands or other communications required here will be deemed to be completed when hand-delivered, delivered by agent, or seven (7) days after being placed in the post, postage prepaid, to the parties at the following addresses or as the parties may later designate in writing:
    • Employer:

      Name:

      ____________________

      Address:

      ____________________, __________, , __________.

      Fax:

      ________________________________________

      Email:

       
    • Employee:

      Name:

      ____________________

      Address:

      ____________________, __________, , __________.

      Fax:

      ________________________________________

      Email:

      ________________________________________

  62. Modification of Agreement
  63. Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each party or an authorised representative of each party.
  64. Governing Law
  65. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the country of England.
  66. General Provisions
  67. Time is of the essence in this Agreement.
  68. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  69. No failure or delay by either party to this Agreement in exercising any power, right or privilege provided in this Agreement will operate as a waiver, nor will any single or partial exercise of such rights, powers or privileges preclude any further exercise of them or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege provided in this Agreement.
  70. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, as the case may be, of the Employer and the Employee.
  71. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
  72. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and there are no further items or provisions, either oral or written. The parties to this Agreement stipulate that neither of them has made any representations with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement except such representations as are specifically set forth in this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this 22nd day of February, 2017.

EMPLOYER:

______________________________
____________________



EMPLOYEE:

______________________________
____________________


Schedule 1: Particulars of Employment

  1. Employer Details
  2. Employer Name: ____________________
  3. Employer Address: ____________________
  4. Place of Work: ____________________, ____________________, , __________.
  5. Employee Details
  6. Employee Name: ____________________
  7. Employee Address: ____________________
  8. Employment Details
  9. Job Title: ____________________
  10. Job Description: ____________________________________________________________
  11. Date Employment will start: February 22, 2017
  12. Employment is: permanent full-time
  13. Date Continuous Employment began or will begin: February 22, 2017
  14. Hours of work:
    Normal hours of work are: ______________________________
  15. Holiday entitlement and holiday pay: The Holiday Year commences on the ______ day of ________________ runs for one year. The Employee will be entitled to two weeks of paid annual leave, such entitlement accruing on a pro rata basis, with Bank and Public Holidays to be included in the calculation of the Employee's two weeks of paid annual leave.
  16. Pay Details and Intervals: The Employee will be paid an hourly wage of £0.00 (pounds).
  17. Pay Period: The Employee will be paid: twice per month.
  18. Other Details
  19. Sick leave and sick pay entitlement: The Employee will be paid full pay for sick days to a maximum of £0.00 (pounds) in any 12-month period, that period commencing on the first day for which the Employee is paid contractual sick pay. Sick pay will be calculated on the basis of the Employee's usual work days being: ______________________________.
  20. Pension scheme details: This employment does not provide any pension rights.
  21. Notice of termination details: The employee is entitled to one (1) week's notice. The Employee will give the Employer one (1) week's notice before quitting.
  22. Disciplinary Rules and Procedure: The Employer's disciplinary rules and procedure are set out in ____________________, which is available at the Employee's request.
  23. Grievance Procedure: The Employer's grievance procedure is set out in ____________________, which is available at the Employee's request.
  24. Details of relevant collective agreements: There is no collective agreement in place.

Employment Contract Details

An Employment Contact, sometimes known as an Employee Contract or Contract of Employment, is a form that documents the business relationship between an employer and a new employee/recruit.

It contains information about the terms of employment (including employee duties and the termination process), remuneration, holiday and sick pay, and information relating to any confidentiality, non-compete, or non-solicitation clauses.

When to Use an Employment Contract:

Employment Contracts can be used in the following situations:

  • When an employer, human resources manager, or recruitment officer has enlisted a new employee.
  • If a new recruit's place of employment does not offer contracts of employment.
  • For permanent full-time, part-time, or fixed employment terms.

LawDepot's Employment Contract may be customised to outline an employer/employee relationship anywhere in England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.

Parties in an Employment Contract:

Employer: An employer may either be an individual or an organisation. They are responsible for compensating the employee and for following local employment laws and procedures, as well as meeting certain employment standards.

Employee: An employee is hired by an individual or business to perform tasks related to their profession in return for monetary compensation.

What Information do I Need to Complete my Employment Contract?

When creating your Employment Contract, you should already have the details of your employment or new recruit decided. This would include:

  • The rate of compensation and frequency of payment.
  • Holiday pay and time and whether bank or public holidays will be included in the employee's annual leave.
  • What days and hours the employee is expected to work, as well as the location.
  • What the employee's duties will be.
  • If the new recruit will have access to a pension scheme, whether there is auto-enrolment, or a contracting-out certificate.
  • How long the probationary period will be.
  • Whether the employee will be bound to confidentiality, non-solicitation, or non-competition clauses.
  • Details regarding termination, discipline, and grievance procedures.

Notice Periods in an Employment Contract:

There are various notice periods required during an employee/employer relationship. Both parties are required to provide notice at certain points during the employment. Typically, notice is required for the following circumstances:

  • to indicate the length of the probation period.
  • when changing employment terms.
  • when either party wishes to terminate the contract.
  • when an employee must miss work.
  • to indicate when an employee will qualify for benefits.

There are different periods of notice required for different situations. Some types require as little as 24 hours, while others require up to 3 months. LawDepot's Employment Contract will make it easier for you to select an appropriate notice period that complies with the relevant employment law.

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