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Contracts of Employment, Handbooks, Policies & Procedures

All employees who start employment with an employer must receive a written statement of the main particulars of their employment.

The statement should contain certain information which is specified in section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

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Statement of employment

The statement must be given no later than 2 months after the beginning of their employment.

Even if the employment ends before the 2 month period expires, a statement of particulars of employment should still be sent to the ex-employee. The statement should also refer to the disciplinary procedures or rules that are in place. 

Employment procedures

Other important procedures that employers are advised to have fully documented include;

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Contracts of employment can be drafted by Oliver & Co to include not just the statutory requirements, but also to reflect your business needs, such as:

Employment documents

Bespoke documents are particularly important for senior employees and directors, or those staff who are in positions where, if they leave your employment, they can damage your business.

Please contact the employment team at Oliver & Co to discuss your contract and policy requirements and in return, receive a bespoke and up to date package tailored to your business needs.

We can also review your disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures to ensure that they are compliant with the ACAS Code of Practice. If amendments are required, we will advise you on them and draft those changes that need to be made, all for a competitive fixed fee which we will agree with you at the outset.

Alternatively, if you do not have any contracts, policies or procedures in place, we can create an appropriate framework for you, which makes sure that your business is fully compliant with your obligations under employment law and also protects your business from any commercial threat.


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