Depending on the status of your business, you may need to include additional terms, besides those included here. Please note that some of these terms became mandatory in April 2020. Small business employment contracts should contain the following elements:
That’s where Harwood HR Solutions helps. We assist with all your small business employment contracts, ensuring that we cover all bases. With us, you save time and money, as well as avoid many legal pitfalls.
Just like large companies, small businesses also need to write employment contracts. It’s mandatory. At Harwood HR Solutions we understand that writing contracts that are fully compliant can be a challenge for small businesses, but it’s still a highly worthwhile activity.
You need to make employees fully aware of their staff leave entitlements before they take a role. Thus, employment contracts must contain information relating to sick days, annual holidays, bereavement leave and maternity/paternity leave. Clarifying your position on these issues can help avoid problems in the future.
If your employees don’t have employment contracts, know where they stand. Most would like to know how long you intend to hire them. For instance, will they work in a role indefinitely, or for a specific term, after which, they’ll move on?
Contracts help to guarantee job security and, therefore, attract talented people to your firm. When staff feel like they have security, they are more likely to remain in their roles, improving engagement and cutting recruitment costs.
Employment contracts also make it clear precisely what you expect of your new employee. They help to define the boundaries of the role, preventing confusion later on – lines that can sometimes be blurred in small businesses. Employees don’t want to step into a role, only to discover it’s not what they thought it was. Clarity from the start is key.
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An employment contract is a legally binding agreement that outlines the terms and conditions between an employer and an employee. It is a legal requirement to provide an employee with...Read more