Written statement of contractual terms

All employees and workers who commence work after 6th April 2020 will now be legally entitled to a written statement of key contractual terms on or before their start date.
At present, employers have to provide a written statement setting out the basic terms of employment to all employees, within two months of the start of the employment.
Under the new legislation, this statement must be given by day 1 of their employment. In another significant change, the right to a written statement of particulars has been extended to include casual workers as well as employees. In addition to who the statements need to be given to and when, the legislation also requires additional information to be given, including:

• The days of the week the employee is expected to work
• Whether days or hours are variable and if so, the basis on which they will be determined
• All benefits provided by the employer including pension
• Probationary period details if you apply one, including the length of any probationary period
• Details of training entitlement, mandatory training etc. (including mandatory training which is not funded by the employer)

These measures will come into force on 6 April 2020. All 121 HR Solutions’ partnership clients have a template contract of employment and these are under constant review. It is important that you are aware of the need to issue the details required before or on day 1 of employment going forward. One of the ways to do this is to have all of the necessary information contained in a well written offer letter which is sent out in advance of the employment start date.

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