WHAT HAS CHANGED WITHIN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AND WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
New staff employed on or after 6th April 2020 are entitled to a Contract of Employment Terms as of day one of their employment, whereas previously it was within two months of the start date
There is mandatory information that MUST be included with the employment contracts, and it is important you have knowledge of what needs to be included, some details have been extended since.
Failure to provide a Contract of Employment may add a claim for failure to provide correct terms, in the absence of a Contract is unlikely to succeed in a defence that the employee was not employed, a tribunal will look at what is happening in a business.
Why Do I Need to Refresh Contracts Yearly Including Handbooks?
In a business’s infancy, it is ideal to set a precedence and put in place the correct procedures, as a business grows you can then focus on the operations side and not get too worried about the evolvement of staffing, contracts, and other legislations.
A review is a really good idea as legislations change, not only this, there are specific clauses and policies that require to be set out to protect the business and employees, but you also need to ensure you are legally compliant, Job descriptions should reflect any changes and it is ideal to run through these annually too
We annually spring clean Contracts of Employment, Handbooks, and update on new and up and coming legislation. Want to know more? Not sure about the laws?