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Employment Contract

Termination Notice

Termination Notice

Frequently Asked Questions
What is "notice"?A notice period is the length of time a party is notified of an action before it takes place. For example, an employer giving a two-week termination notice means the employee will be notified of the decision two weeks before the employment relationship ends.How much notice should the employer give?Generally, the longer an employee has worked for an employer, the longer the required notice period. Most customers choose one or two weeks’ notice but the notice period must be greater than any minimum statutory requirements in your country.What is the statutory minimum notice of termination?The statutory minimum notice of termination in England is:

  • One week after one month but before two years

  • One week for each year after two years but before 12 years

  • 12 weeks after 12 years
Does the employer have to give notice if there is sufficient cause to terminate?In most jurisdictions, if there is sufficient cause, the employer may terminate the employee without providing notice or pay in lieu of notice. However, the employer must ensure that the reason for termination is properly communicated at the time of dismissal.

Some examples of sufficient cause are dishonesty, disloyalty, insubordination, lateness/absenteeism, disruption of business of affairs, alcohol or drug use, incompetence, neglect of duty, criminal or immoral conduct, and sexual harassment. Note that the employer may ultimately have to prove to a court that there was sufficient cause for termination.

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THIS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT (the "Agreement") dated this ________ day of ________________, ________



(the "Employer")


(the "Employee")
  2. 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.
  3. 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 28th day of May, 2022 (the "Commencement Date").
  5. Job Title and Description
  6. The initial job title of the Employee 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, policies 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 .
  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 £________ per hour.
  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 remuneration 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 will be automatically enrolled in the following pension scheme: ______________________________
  19. Details of the pension scheme are set out in ______________________________, which will be provided or made available to the Employee.
  20. Place of Work
  21. The Employee's primary place of work will be at the following location:
    • ____________________________________________________________
  22. Time of Work
  23. The Employee's normal hours of work, including breaks, ("Normal Hours of Work") are as follows: ______________________________
  24. 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, and as permitted by law.
  25. Employee Benefits
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Holidays
  29. The holiday year will commence on the ______ day of ________________ and run for one year (the "Holiday Year").
  30. 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.
  31. The times and dates for any holidays will be determined by mutual agreement between the Employer and the Employee.
  32. Upon termination of employment, the Employer will pay compensation to the Employee for any accrued but unused holiday days.
  33. Sickness and Disability
  34. 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.
  35. During such absence the Employer will not pay the Employee any amount beyond the minimum statutory sick pay specified in the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 and any successor legislation.
  36. Any statutory sick pay will be calculated on the basis of the Employee's usual work days, being ______________________________
  37. Disciplinary Procedure
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Grievance Procedure
  41. 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.
  42. Duty to Devote Full Time
  43. 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.
  44. Conflict of Interest
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Contract Binding Authority
  48. 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.
  49. Termination Due to Discontinuance of Business
  50. 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.
  51. Termination of Employment
  52. Where there is just cause for termination, the Employer may terminate the Employee's employment without notice, as permitted by law.
  53. The Employee and the Employer agree that reasonable and sufficient notice of termination of employment by the Employer is the greater of one week or any minimum notice required by law.
  54. If the Employee wishes to terminate this employment with the Employer, the Employee will provide the Employer with the greater of one 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.
  55. 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 remuneration including any accrued annual leave and banked time, if any, calculated to the Termination Date.
  56. 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.
  57. Remedies
  58. 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.
  59. Severability
  60. 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.
  61. Notices
  62. Any notices, deliveries, requests, demands or other communications required here will be deemed to be completed when hand-delivered, delivered by agent, or seven 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:







    • Employee:



      NRIC number:






  63. Modification of Agreement
  64. 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.
  65. Governing Law
  66. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the country of .
  67. Definitions
  68. For the purpose of this Agreement the following definitions will apply:
    1. "Termination Date" means the date specified in this Agreement or in a subsequent notice by either the Employee or the Employer to be the last day of employment under this Agreement. The parties acknowledge that various provisions of this Agreement will survive the Termination Date.
  69. General Provisions
  70. Time is of the essence in this Agreement.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
  75. If, at the time of execution of this Agreement, there is a pre-existing employment agreement still in effect between the parties to this Agreement, then in consideration of and as a condition of the parties entering into this Agreement and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is acknowledged, this Agreement will supersede any and all pre-existing employment agreements between the Employer and the Employee. Any duties, obligations and liabilities still in effect from any pre-existing employment agreement are void and no longer enforceable after execution of this Agreement.
  76. 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 ________ day of ________________, ________.

Officer's Name: __________________________
______________________ (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: May 28, 2022
  12. Employment is: permanent full-time
  13. Date Continuous Employment began or will begin: May 28, 2022
  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 £__________ (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 not be paid any contractual sick pay for sick days.
  20. Pension scheme details: The Employee will be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme, details of which are in the contract of employment and ______________________________, which will be provided or is available to the Employee.
  21. Notice of termination details: The employee is entitled to one week's notice. The Employee will give the Employer one 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.
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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 should an Employment Contract be used?

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.

Who are the 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

What are the 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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