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Employment Contracts & Documentation

Your guide to HR policies and other essential business documents.

Whatever company policy you need to focus on, you’ll find expert advice here to guide you across the most important aspects of day-to-day business life. Managing your business is time-consuming enough before you have to consider the various contract of employment laws you need.

What is a contract of employment?

It's a type of contract that you use to assign rights and responsibilities to an employee. This makes it important to set them up correctly for your employees, as it defines 

As a wider part of your contracts, you'll also need to regularly deal with business documents. These include business letters, reports, emails and memorandums, transactions, and your finances.

More complex topics receive coverage to help you understand the likes of fixed-term contracts and what you’ll need to do in the event of a change of employment contract.

You can find a range of other helpful features to assist you with this matter:

To find out more about our business documentation services you can call us for immediate guidance on 01455 858 132.

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Addison Lee Ltd v Lange

The Court of Appeal has refused to hear an appeal against a decision in the Addison Lee case. The de

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Hybrid Working – What are the Alternatives?

As hybrid working continues to gather popularity, this article is the last in a series that has expl

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Working Without a Contract

As an employer, an agreement exists between you and your employees. This agreement may not be down i

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Hybrid Working – How to Put it in Place

As hybrid working continues to gather popularity, this article is the second in a series exploring t

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Hybrid Working – Benefits & Drawbacks

Hybrid working continues to gather popularity. This article will be the first in a series exploring

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Probation Period

A probation period is a staple of most employment contracts in the UK. They are usually tied to cert

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Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and Another v Kocur

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided further clarity on agency worker rights under the

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Uber Loses Appeal to Classify Drivers as Self-Employed

On 19th February 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber’s drivers are workers, not self-employed. T

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Employer's Guide to Mobility Clauses

Relocation of employees can occur for several reasons. A reduction in work, a business reshuffle, or

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Missing a Modern Slavery Statement?

Legally, organisations with an annual turnover of £36 million or more must publish a modern slavery

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Maternity Leave Clause in Employment Contracts

All of your female employees have the right to maternity leave in the UK. They have 52 weeks availab

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Agreement Not to Work for Competitors

Various elements make up an employment contract. While certain details may vary depending on the typ

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Flexible Working Request

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Flexible Working Request

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Zero Hour Contracts: An Employer's Guide

Zero hour contracts are often a point of contention. The appeal of this contract is its flexible nat

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Letter to Reduce Working Hours—Template

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Letter to Reduce Working Hours—Template

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Making Contract Changes Due to COVID-19

2020 is a year of survival for businesses. That means saving costs and facing challenges head on. U

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Termination of Employment Contract Letter UK

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Termination of Employment Contract Letter UK

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Notice Required to Change Working Hours of an Employee

Given the current situation in the UK, you’ll want to save costs. It’s also highly likely you’ll wan

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Case Law Update: Self Employment & Employee Rights

The employment tribunal (ET) has ruled that a hairdresser was an employee. Her employer considered h

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Change of Employment Contract - Sample Letter

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Change of Employment Contract - Sample Letter

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Case Law Update: Agency Workers & Temporary Work

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an earlier decision from the employment tribunal (ET

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How to place staff on short-time working

Coronavirus lockdown measures are starting to lift, but not every business in the UK can reopen its

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Lay Off Clause

Laying off an employee can be a difficult conversation. Having a lay off clause is a vital part of t

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Variation Clause in Employment Contracts

Making a variation of an employment contract is fraught with risks. You need to consider things such

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Changing Contract of Employment Lawfully

When you plan to make changes to an employment contract, you must consider a number of elements. But

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Coronavirus – Zero Hour & Temporary Workers

The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause issues for businesses across the UK. It has resulted in

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Homeworking Policy

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Homeworking Policy

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Grievance Policy Guide & Template

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Grievance Policy Guide & Template

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Expert View - Non-Compliant Contract

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Expert View - Non-Compliant Contract

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Expert View: Employment Contracts

If you’d like to download a copy of the contract reviewed in the video, click here.   Make Your

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Hiring Temporary Staff

Black Friday and its millennial cousin—Cyber Monday—have come and gone. But, with Christmas around t

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Restrictive Covenants

If an important employee leaves your business, you might have concerns about them working for a comp

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Do Your Employees Have a Right to Request Flexible Working?

Perceptions of working routines have changed in recent years, the perception of working routines has

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Is it Legal to Reduce an Employee's Working Hours?

It’s not uncommon for businesses to reconsider part of an employee’s contract while they’re working

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Case Law Update: Illegal Contracts

The Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision that an employment contract was enforceable despi

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Social Media Policy Template

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Social Media Policy Template

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HR Considerations for Volunteers, Apprentices, Freelancers & Contractors

When considering using volunteers, apprentices or freelancers and contractors within an organisation

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Sample Payslip for Workers

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Sample Payslip for Workers

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How To Guide: Helping Employees with the EU Settlement Scheme

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How To Guide: Helping Employees with the EU Settlement Scheme

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Sample Risk Assessment Template

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Sample Risk Assessment Template

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Sample Health & Safety Communication and Consultation Policy

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Sample Health & Safety Communication and Consultation Policy

Download Croner's sample health & safety communication and consultation policy, here.

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Adverse Weather Policy

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Adverse Weather Policy

Here we’ve included a free sample adverse weather policy that UK business owners can refer to...

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Sample Data Protection Policy

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Sample Data Protection Policy

Here we’ve included a free sample data protection policy that UK business owners can refer to...

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The Future of NDAs

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) have taken the spotlight recently as a method of preventing employe

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How do you Write a Contract of Employment?

It's your legal obligation as an employer to provide each employee with a written contract. You mus

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Mythbuster – Verbal Contracts are NOT Valid Contracts

This is a fairly common myth, but an important one. Why? Because a verbal employment contract or one

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Sample Health & Safety Policy Statement

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Sample Health & Safety Policy Statement

Here we’ve included a free sample Health & Safety Policy Statement that UK business owners can refer to.

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Sample Sporting Events Policy

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Sample Sporting Events Policy

Download our free sample policy on HR and H&S matters during major sporting events.

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Your Apprenticeships Guide

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Your Apprenticeships Guide

This white paper provides guidance on employing apprentices, and dealing with common issues with apprenticeships.

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Changes To Workers Rights: What It Means For Your Business

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Changes To Workers Rights: What It Means For Your Business

This white paper explains the potential changes in employment law for those working in the Gig Economy.

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Sample Employment Contract

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Sample Employment Contract

Download our free sample contract as a guide for typical terms and conditions for employers.

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Employment Status Factsheet

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Employment Status Factsheet

A clear and concise breakdown of employee, self-employed and worker status.

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Recent Developments in the Gig Economy

The recent case of Gary Smith v Pimlico Plumbers has been a significant case in relation to those en

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Hermes Legal Action - What This Means for the Gig Economy

The latest legal chapter concerning workers’ rights in the so called gig economy has begun, with eig

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Government must Handle Gig Economy Flaws Before it's too Late

With the media continuing to cast a keen spotlight on the rights of workers’ in the Gig Economy, cas

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New 'Flexible' Asda Contract Offers Higher Wage

Renowned Supermarket group Asda is offering staff a higher wage if they accept a new contract, which

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Atypical Working and Employment Status: Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

The employment status of individuals who are purported to be self-employed has certainly been in the

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Gig Decisions Not Ground Breaking

Following last week’s tribunal win for City Sprint bicycle courier, Maggie Dewhurst, plus recent gig

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Inquiry into the "Gig Economy"

The Government has launched an inquiry into the future world of work and the gig economy following p

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Employed or Self-Employed?

There is a plethora of case law regarding employment status; however the fundamental factor for an E

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No more nominal payments as consideration?

The law of contract provides that whenever a change is made to a contract of employment the variatio

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