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Q: Why do I need to give a contract of employment when someone has been working with me for 16 years? I pay them minimum wage and they take as much holiday as they want.
- A contract of employment is an agreement between the employer and employee and sets out the employment conditions, rights, responsibilities and duties.
- An employer is required to give a written statement within 2 months of the start of employment, when the employment contract lasts at least one month or more.
- A written statement must include:
- The business name
- The employees name, job title or description of the work
- The date the employee started with the company
- If previous jobs count towards their continuous employment date
- What type of employment it is i.e fixed term, ongoing
- What will they be paid and when will they receive this
- What hours of work they are required to do and how do they need to be done.
- What holidays they are allowed to take
- Where are they required to work from
- What notice they need to give if they want to leave and what notice will the employer give
- Are there any collective agreements
- What is in place for pension contributions
- Information on what they need to do if they have a grievance or disciplinary
- Information if the employer wants to change the contract
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