Employment Contracts

Guides on employment contracts for UK employers and employees. Advice on what such contracts should include, such as job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, working hours, and termination conditions.

Employing & managing staff

How to draw up an employment contract

Employers are legally bound to provide a written statement of terms and conditions from day one of a new worker starting. Sue Temelty of The HR Dept expalins what's compulsory and what can be added later, once your new member of staff has settled in


8 key things to do when employing people

Follow these steps to manage employment costs and ensure a productive relationship with new employees

Employing & managing staff

Ensure your contract keeps you out of IR35

What can contractors and freelancers learn from HRMC’s win against Sky Sports presenter Alan Parry? Here are tips to make sure you stay out of IR35

Employing & managing staff

Varying employee contracts: the law

Alison King looks at the legal position when it comes to varying employees’ contracts and what keys steps need to be taken

Employing & managing staff

What owners should put in an employment contract

A contract of employment for your first employee must include some terms that are legally binding. Karen Watkins of Rowan Consulting explains what to include

Employing & managing staff

Stealing clients

Is there anything I can do to prevent an employee from taking all my clients with her when she goes freelance?

Employing & managing staff

Terminating a contract – what if your worker is only part-time?

We use a cleaner who comes in three to four hours during office hours on a Friday. This is no longer suitable and we have an alternative company ready to deal takeover. How to deal with terminating a part-time contract

Employing & managing staff

How to tell your staff they’re working reduced hours

In light of Covid-19 and the impending Job Support Scheme, how should you tell a staff member that they’re working reduced hours?

Employing & managing staff

What should you include in an employment contract?

When you’re starting a business, employee contracts are probably the last thing on your mind. But drafting a well-written contract defangs problems down the line


6 top tips to prepare for IR35 tax changes – Small Business checklist

Nearly three-quarters of businesses are unaware of impending IR35 tax changes. Here are six top tips to help you prepare

Employing & managing staff

Seven key types of small business employment contract

The number of different employment contracts can feel overwhelming if you are a small business owner. Here is a brief guide to seven different types of small business employment contracts – and where to turn to for help drafting them

Legal advice

Stealing clients: How to stop employees poaching your customers

Here, we talk to Lindsey Knowles, of Kirwans law firm, about what you can do to prevent your outgoing staff from poaching clients.

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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