We understand how easy it is to get side-tracked and forget important deadlines, particularly with the current situation with Covid-19. So we want to remind you that from next week, Monday 6th April, there is a change in legislation and all business must be ready to comply.
To refresh you of what is required to be in place by next Monday 6th April 2020:
All 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.
Contracts of Employment must be issued no later than the first day of employment.
A statement of terms and conditions must be provided to workers (in addition to employees) no later than day 1 of their employment.
In addition to the many changes being introduced, including rises in the National Minimum Wage, the introduction of Parental Bereavement Leave and an increase in the period of which holidays are to be calculated, arguably the biggest change is the extension of the right to a written statement of particulars of employment.
If you are interested in ensuring that your HR documents are compliant before 6 April for a moderate fee (£250-£500 +VAT dependent on length of existing contract documentation), we can provide you with a bespoke legally compliant Contract of Employment and Statement of Terms and Conditions for your Employees and Workers.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take up this offer.