ETCEMP – Contract of Employment

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  • Code: ETCEMP
  • Duration: Days 1
  • Price per delegate: £295.00 +VAT

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Course Description

The law provides employees with a multitude of legal protections.  The employer, however, must rely on the terms of their contract of employment to allow them to manage their business in an efficient manner.  Employers have been required for many years to issue employees with a document now known as a Written Statement of Employment Terms.  This is an obligation which is ignored by many. The Employment Act 2002 permits Employment Tribunals to make enhanced awards against any employer who has failed to comply with this obligation.  Now more than ever, it is folly not to issue every employee with a proper Statement of Employment Terms.

Target Student

Owners and Managers in small to medium sized businesses who have a responsibility for personnel matters. Anyone who wants to ensure their business complies with the legal requirements and enjoy the maximum possible protection against the risk of an Employment Tribunal Application.

Delivery Method

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

By the end of this programme, each delegate will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of Contract of Employment and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
  • Describe the required and recommended content of a Written Statement of Employment Particulars.
  • Understand the impact of statutory Discipline and Grievance procedures.
  • Describe the advantages of Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work Policies.
  • Understand the impact of the Working Time Regulations.
  • Understand the effect of Flexible Working
  • Draft a Written Statement of Employment Particulars for their employees.

Course Content

  • Part time, full time, casual, fixed term and probationary employees.
  • Contracts of Employment - to sign or not to sign.
  • The Written Statement of Employment Particulars - what should I cover?
  • What if my staff object to my Written Statement?
  • How do I make changes to existing contracts?
  • Flexible working?
  • The Working Time Regulations -
    Working hours, paid holidays, break time and shift working.
  • Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work - should I address these?
  • Absence - how do I control unauthorised absence?
  • Gross misconduct.
  • How do I control use of mobile phones and the Internet?
  • Maternity, Paternity, Parental, Dependent Relative and Adoption Leave - How do I cope
  • Confidentiality.

By the end of the course each attendee should have completed a working draft of a Written Statement of Employment Particulars for use in their business.