Regular Employment

How to comply – what it looks like in practice

You need to:

  • Be aware of the legislation
  • Be aware of the different types of worker and how their entitlements differ
  • Issue terms and conditions to issue to each worker

Contracts - applies to all workers

Written terms and conditions
  • Ensure that you have a document which clearly sets out the terms and conditions for workers.

  • Ensure the terms and conditions include the elements listed.

A guide to writing your own terms and conditions document can be found on the Business Link web site

Discuss terms and conditions with workers during the induction process i.e. before they actually start work.

You should arrange for this to be translated into the key languages spoken on your site.

  • Issue workers with a written copy of their terms and conditions before the end of their second month of employment.

Ideally this should be issued before they start work.

  • Get workers to sign a copy of their terms and conditions and keep this on file.

Changes to terms and conditions

If you want to change the terms and conditions, you have to agree these changes with the worker(s) concerned.

  • Notify workers of any planned changes in their terms and conditions in writing at least one month beforehand.

  • Get workers written consent to change their terms and conditions.

Notice period - all workers

If you terminate a contract you must give at least the statutory minimum notice period in writing.

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