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Contracts of Employment

Contracts of Employment

As an employer, by law, you now have to issue all employees with a Contract of Employment or  “statement of initial employment particulars” – before or on day 1 of their employment with you.

At Turnstone HR we keep up to date with the relevant employment law and best practice and can assist you getting Contracts of Employment in place for all your staff.  At the same time you can be sure that the contracts we draft for you are watertight and comply with current legislation.

Based in Barrow and Ulverston, and with experience of small businesses right across South Cumbria and beyond, these documents will be effective for the needs of your particular business, offering the right sort of protection both for you and for your employees. As a crucial tool for making sure your employees understand what is expected of them they are a useful starting-point for a discussion, should standards start to slip….

So what sort of contracts are there?

There are many variations from Permanent, Temporary, Fixed Term, Variable Hours you can be sure we can create the correct contract suited to your needs.

What should contracts include?

  • How long the job is expected to last.
  • How much notice is required.
  • Details of eligibility to sick leave/pay.
  • Details of paid leave (maternity/paternity).
  • Details of any probationary period.
  • Remuneration, including pay.
  • Working Pattern – Days and times work is required.
  • Any training provided which is required.

Can we change the ones we’ve got?

You can certainly change any existing Contracts of Employment you have in place and ensure they are up to date with current legal requirements but in doing so must liaise with your staff as any changes will need to be agreed.

So how can Turnstone help us?

Some clients like to have a template they can use themselves with future new recruits. If that would suit your organisation, we can develop and supply a document with editable sections so that you can fill in each employee’s details without running the risk of changing the legal wording by mistake.

Alternatively, you might prefer that we develop a bespoke contract for each of your employees. We are happy to do that too.

Either way, all employees have the right to receive a contract before or on day 1 of their employment with you. If you neglect to do this you are putting your business at risk of a penalty of up to £20,000 for employment law breaches.

If you need assistance getting these documents in place please contact us to arrange your free, no obligation initial consultation.

Chrissy Tait

Phone: (01229) 821270
Mobile (07725) 735581

Sarah Goddard

Phone: (01229) 480676
Mobile (07715) 822216


“There is evidence to suggest that good HR practice and people management in SMEs are key factors in strong business performance and can lead to increased productivity.”

CIPD people Skills Project 2017

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