There have been a number of recent changes in employment law. In late 2018, the introduction of the GDPR affected employment contracts and resulted in a number of employers creating privacy notices. The Good Work Plan will also change contractual requirements.
Information may also be included in employment contracts when it shouldn’t be. For example, where the employment handbook is referred to as part of the contract of employment. This is not recommended given that policies frequently change. It also places the employer at risk of a breach of contract claim if they do not follow the processes laid out in their policies.
It is a good idea to check your employment contract template every couple of years to ensure that it is still appropriate to use.
A number of Good Work changes will come into effect on 6 April 2020. They include the requirement to provide particulars in the employment contract (or section one statement) on the following areas:
Many employment contracts will already provide these details but a check should be done to ensure none are missing.
Given the introduction of the Good Work Plan changes, Paris Smith are offering a comprehensive contract review on a fixed fee basis to ensure legislative compliance and check that contracts reflect best current employment law practice. Should you require any further information, please email Claire Merritt.
Read Part 1 of our top 5 tips in case you missed the original blog.