When you recruit an employee, the start of their employment can be a crucial time for you. You naturally want to get them up and running on your systems and processes so that they can support your business as soon as possible.
Whilst it can be easy to overlook the raft of legislation that sets out what you need to do when recruiting an employee, it is essential that you follow a correct procedure, not only to set the right impression about your business to that employee, but also to avoid potential claims in the future.
For instance, since 6 April 2020, employees have been entitled to receive a contract of employment on or before their first date of employment. If you do not comply with this, then there can be consequences, including:-
Therefore, most businesses prefer to avoid this risk by getting everything in order before the employee starts work with them. Moreover, a contract of employment provides you with certainty regarding an employee’s terms and conditions of employment should any disputes arise during the course of employment.
We can draft an employment contract for your employees which is compliant, as well as advise you on current employment legislation. Some of the standard clauses that can appear in a contract include:-
Additionally, we can assist you with drafting a staff handbook to compliment your working practices. These handbooks should ideally contain policies that apply to everyday working practices, addressing matters such as:-
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