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Changes in legislation regarding Contracts of Employment

There is a change in legislation happening on 6 April 2020. 

Changes to Contracts of Employment

From 6 April 2020, your contracts of employment must contain the following information (as well as the previous information that was legally required):

  • the days of the week the worker is required to work, whether the days and working hours may be variable and how any variation will be determined;
  • any paid leave to which the worker is entitled (for example maternity leave);
  • details of any other benefits provided by the employer (for example health insurance, childcare vouchers etc);
  • any probationary period, including any conditions and its duration; and
  • any training entitlement provided by the employer, including whether any training is mandatory and/or must be paid for by the worker.

When Contracts must be issued

There is also a change in the legislation that requires Contracts of Employment to be issued no later than the first day of employment.

 Changes for Workers

From 6 April 2020 you are also required to provide a statement of terms and conditions to workers (in addition to employees) no later than day 1.

How MLR can help?

We can provide you with a bespoke legally compliant Contract of Employment and Statement of Terms and Conditions for your Employees and Workers.

Next steps

If you are interested in ensuring that your HR documents are compliant before 6 April please email [email protected] with a copy of your current contract of employment and staff handbook.