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Documents in this area

  • Employee handbook

    Our 'Employee handbook' sets out all of the important administrative procedures and other non-contractual issues that, if communicated to employees and followed, could reduce the likelihood of employee lawsuits or employment tribunal claims on issues such as discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal. In addition to areas that must be addressed by law, such as maternity leave and grievance procedures, our 'Employee handbook' also contains optional clauses on a wide range of issues, including company cars, dress code, alcohol and drug testing and bonus schemes.

  • Licence for an employee to occupy residential accommodation

    This is a licence for an employee to occupy property owned by their employer on the basis that it is necessary for the employee to live in the property for the better performance of their duties. If this basis cannot be established then the employee will have a tenancy agreement and not a licence.

    If an employer has a lease for the property (usually associated with ownership of flats) or is renting the property from a third party, then it should check if it needs permission from the landlord before granting this licence.

    If the employee will have others living with them in the property (such as their family) then employers in England should check whether those individuals have a legal right to live (known as 'the right to rent') in the UK, before allowing them to live in the property.

    This document is suitable for use in England, Wales and Northern Ireland only.

  • Consultancy agreement

    Our 'Consultancy agreement' outlines the terms of an arrangement between a company and a consultant. The consultant could be an individual or a company. The 'Consultancy agreement' covers a range of issues, such as remuneration, copyright, obligations and notice, and while it is not a contract of employment, failure by either party to uphold the terms could lead to claims of negligence or breach of contract. Please note that this document is unsuitable for consultants working in the health and care industry or who would have contact with children or vulnerable adults.

  • Employment agreement

    An 'Employment agreement' is an important legal document which sets out an employee's terms and conditions of employment, in addition to their rights and obligations to the employer. Also known as a 'Contract of employment', our 'Employment agreement' covers a wide range of employment-related issues, such as an employee’s duties and responsibilities, sick pay and holiday entitlements, pension schemes, disciplinary procedures and lay-offs.

  • Employment statement

    An 'Employment statement' is designed for employers who need a simple document to outline the main terms and conditions of employment and to meet their legal obligation to give an employee a written statement of employment. Our 'Employment statement' includes areas such pay, hours and place of work and holiday entitlement, as well as employee job descriptions and job titles.

  • Executive director's service agreement

    For use by a limited company, our 'Executive director's service agreement' sets the basis upon which an executive can be employed as a member of the board of directors. The issues covered by this document include pay, bonuses, holiday entitlement, working hours, sickness and a range of ancillary matters.

  • Fixed-term employment agreement

    An employer should use this document when they hire an employee for a fixed length of time, or until the occurrence or completion of a specified event or task. Our 'Fixed-term employment agreement' handles the following issues: employee duties and responsibilities, holiday entitlement, salary, sickness, inventions, disciplinary procedures and confidentiality.

  • Statement of changes in terms of employment

    When changes to an employee's employment contract are required, our 'Statement of changes in terms of employment' can be used to confirm these changes in writing and protect the interest of all parties. The 'Statement of changes in terms of employment' should be signed by the employee to confirm their consent to the changes.

  • Work experience agreement

    Our 'Work experience agreement' outlines details of an unpaid placement and its terms and conditions, such as the individual's job title, duties and place and hours of work. It also includes a covering letter to them. This document is not suitable if the individual is under the age of 16 or still at school, but can be used for college and university students.

  • Discipline & dismissal (pack)

    This pack contains a range of letters for employers to use when dealing with employment disciplinary matters. The pack includes a range of letters including Employee disciplinary appeal hearing letter, Employee disciplinary appeal hearing letter, Employee disciplinary meeting letter, Employee disciplinary meeting outcome letter, Employee dismissal letter after previous disciplinary action and an appeal hearing, Employee dismissal letter following previous disciplinary action, Employee dismissal letter for gross misconduct, Employee dismissal letter for gross misconduct after an appeal hearing, Employee formal appeal hearing outcome letter and an Employee suspension letter pending investigations of allegations. See the individual information associated with each document in this pack for a full description of their use.

  • Settlement agreement
    If an employer and employee are in dispute then they may formally settle that dispute by entering into a legally binding contract called a settlement agreement (previously known as a compromise agreement). A settlement agreement can be used to settle any disputes which would otherwise have to be settled by the employment tribunal or court. A settlement agreement will usually provide an employee with compensation. In return, the employee will agree not to pursue any legal claim that he or she may have against the employer (as well as agreeing to any further conditions that the employer may impose). This document is suitable for use in the UK only.

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What you get from this service:

  • A solicitor-approved employment document tailored to your circumstances
  • Access to expert advice and guidance over the phone
  • Instructions on what to do every step of the way
  • A secure online document storage facility

Useful information

How does Employment Law affect my business?

Employment law is designed to protect the rights of the employee and covers almost all aspects of the employer/employee relationship.

What are employment statements?

Although an employment contract can be either oral or in writing, employers must provide employees with a written statement setting out certain terms.

What is a Consultancy agreement?

A 'Consultancy agreement' will allow you to set out the terms and conditions of engaging the services of an external consultant.

What is the purpose of an Employee handbook?

An 'Employee handbook' is a useful document to ensure your employees understand fully the administrative processes of your organisation, in addition to your policies and procedures on a number of employment-related issues.

How can I change an employee's terms of employment?

Sometimes you'll want to change the terms and conditions of an employee's contract.

Opting out of the Working Time Directive

The Working Time Directive prevents employees from being forced to work for more than 48 hours in a week, unless they freely consent to opt out of the directive.

What are the procedures for disciplining employees?

There are a number of steps required for the compliant disciplining of employees, which all employers should adhere to if they are to avoid potentially expensive lawsuits.

What is a contract of Employment?

A contract is merely a legally enforceable agreement.

When should a settlement agreement be considered?

A 'Settlement agreement' (formerly known as a 'Compromise agreement') can be used to settle a dispute between an employer and employee and to terminate an employment contract.

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