Pack of contracts at all levels, suitable for all employees whatever your line of work. The pack includes a number of policies such as the company cars policies, discipline and grievance policies, letters for all types of business as well as notes, information and guidance.
A complete contract that balances strong protection for the employer organisation and a fair, transparent, deal for the employee.
The employee may be:
- in any position below director level
- full time, part time or temporary
The contract is suitable for any type of organisation.
The document provides an option for a trial period (sometimes called a probation period). In law, having a probation period does not change the rights of either the employee or the employer during or after the trial - the benefits of inclusion are motivation during the first months and fostering of goodwill if the hiring doesn't work as expected.
This is a comprehensive document for any organisation that employs staff on fixed term contracts.
It provides a superb framework for fair, full and easily understood protection of the employer and compliance with organisational and legal requirements.
A fixed term contract "does what it says", expiring after the term ends. However, the employer must still comply with the law, including that relating to dismissal. The difference is only that the expiry of a fixed term contract is a "reasonable reason" to dismiss someone who might otherwise claim that the dismissal was unfair.
If the term is for two years or longer, the employer must also follow the law relating to redundancy.whether for projects, seasonal increases in work or to cover full-time employees on leave.
Use this document for:
- short-term cover for another employee who is temporarily unavailable, for example, on maternity leave, a sabbatical, secondment or long term sickness
- cover for seasonal demand, for example in retail and agriculture
- workers for a specific project, for example in the film, construction and event management industries
The size or business of the employer organisation is not important, nor is the position of the employee. Specifics for different jobs, such as duties, can be added easily, either within the existing text, or by reference to a job description.
This is a comprehensive contract for casual workers.
It is suitable for:
- any type of organisation within the UK: companies, charities, trusts, partnerships, governmental organisations and others
- employees performing any type of work: duties and training requirements can be added easily
A zero hours contract places no obligation on the employer to provide work. Pay, holiday entitlements and benefits are proportionate to hours worked.
The document contains absolutely up-to-date law and follows current best practice recommendations by ACAS and other related bodies.
This is our standard contract that additionally includes provision for service occupancy - that is where the employee is required to live on business premises in order to perform the job.
The type of property occupied is not important – it could be a single room with facilities shared with other employees, an annexed flat, or a separate building.
Example roles would be: caretaker, school housemaster, hotel staff, care industry staff, nanny or other household staff.
The document is suitable:
- for any type of organisation
- for full time, part time or temporary staff
Note: you should also use a residential licence to occupy in addition to this agreement.
This is our standard contract, tailored for senior level staff who are not company directors. It is:
- suitable for use in any organisation: company, partnership, unincorporated business, charity
- very strong on protection of the employer's confidential information and the prevention of the employee from starting a competing business
It includes paragraphs for benefits likely to be given at a senior level including use of a company car and health insurance.
Unlike our standard contract, it excludes:
- a paragraph relating to collective agreements: since senior staff are unlikely to be members of labour unions
- a trial period (also known as a probation period)
This contract is a variation of our standard contract, tailored specifically for staff working in pubs, bars and restaurants, at events, receptions or parties, or otherwise in the hospitality and leisure industry.
It is suitable for any level of staff below the top level of management. Emphasised is the importance of quality customer service.
The contract provides for:
- producing and serving food and drinks (including alcoholic drinks), with a focus on hygiene and health and safety
- the employee to travel to different locations to work, including changing venues, if necessary
- flexible working and restraint of competitive trading
working unsociable hours and opt out of the Working Time Regulations
A contract tailored to workers in the construction industry: builders, brick layers, joiners, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, scaffolders or any other trade.
There is emphasis on having achieved levels of qualification necessary for the position.
The document is suitable for:
- qualified staff and part-qualified staff
- full time or part-time employees
Nearly all apprentices have to be hired under an employment contract that follows the prescribed format set out by the Apprenticeships (Form of Apprenticeship Agreement) Regulations 2012 and the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.
This contract follows that format and includes the required information to qualify as an apprenticeship agreement. It provides for fair and full protection of the employer and compliance with other employment law.
It can be used by employers in organisations of any size, and for employing apprentices of any age from 16 upwards.
This is a contract for parents to use to employ a full-time, live-in nanny.
It covers the parents’ obligations as employers with appropriate provisions added for a nanny, such as:
- references and qualifications
- trial period
- hours and availability
- parental absence arrangements
- emergency procedures
- liaison arrangements
- use of car
- arrangements for work outside the UK
- confidentiality of all parties
Our use of plain English makes editing the contract easy, and clarifies your expectations of the level of service you expect.
This is a straightforward agreement to arrange for an employee to work in the same way as a commission agent.
Use as a stand-alone, supplementary contract or add the text to an existing contract.
It is suitable for:
- any level of employee
- for a long or short, continuous or specific term
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