Contract Advice

What Is A Contract Of Employment?

A contract employment is a written (or sometimes verbal) agreement between an employer and an employee with regards to the terms of employment. It’s best for this to be in writing so as to save potential misunderstanding later on down the line.

It’s important that certain things be covered off here, such as pay, hours, holiday entitlement, sick pay and holiday pay. However, it can be common that adjustments may be needed over time and it’s important that these are legally confirmed so as to avoid a breach of contract and a claim being made against the business.

Types Of Contracts

There are also many types of employment contracts to consider here. Because of this, it can be a good idea to get advice on the law, to make sure they are all drawn up correctly. As part of your business, you may have;

  • Full-time contracts
  • Part-time contracts
  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Zero-hour contracts

You may also have agreements with agencies and agency workers, as well as young people and apprentices. Getting advice on how to be covered in each circumstance can be important.

How Does It Protect You?

As you may know, employment contracts are a legal requirement, and you can be fined without having one. But aside from that, there are many benefits from having them, namely because they can protect your business.

With contracts in place, you can reduce the risk of receiving legal claims because you and the employee have agreed on terms. It can also save you money because finances will be agreed upon and you won’t need to pay compensation in a legal claim if you’ve not breached the contract. They can also help to protect your reputation.

Our Employment Contract Services & Advise

Employment contracts are something that we cover extensively. We can help you work out what contracts you need, drafted legally proficient contracts, manage any changes, and create bespoke options for your business.

Are you looking for advice about employment law and contracts? We can help you. Here at Harwood HR Solutions, we are experienced in small business employment contracts. Our contracts service is bespoke and aimed at companies hiring 25 employees or less. We’ll be sure to improve your contracts and help you draw them up from scratch ensuring all legal requirements are covered.

Give us a call today on 0203 936 9171 or send us an email to [email protected] and let us help you with your employment contracts.

Helping Hand

It’s important to have an employment contract in place when you’re operating in the UK to protect yourself from legal claims. But how do you know what to include and how to make sure that your business is truly protected? We provide advice on employment law and create contracts on behalf of small businesses. 

Harwood HR Solutions are here to help you get this right. We can create bespoke contracts and offer valuable advice, make changes and ensure you are compliant with current legislation.