19th June 2015
Contracts of Employment
By Kayley Wilson
Contracts of employment
- A contract of employment is an agreement between an employer and employee and is the basis of the employment relationship.
- A contract ‘starts’ as soon as an offer of employment is accepted. Starting work proves that you accept the terms and conditions offered by the employer.
- Most employees are legally entitled to a Written Statement of the main terms and conditions of employment within two calendar months of starting work. This should include details of things like pay, holidays and working hours.
- An existing contract of employment can be varied only with the agreement of both parties.