Many employers misunderstand the value of employment contracts. Not only is it a legal requirement that you provide your employees with basic form contracts within two months of their starting working for you but the law does not, for example, protect your confidential business information after the employee leaves your employment, it does not prevent them from leaving your employment and begin working for a competitor by seeking to poach your customers nor does it give you any right to deduct monies from the salary if, for example, they break company property.
Nockolds' Employment Team has a range of solutions that can work for you depending upon the size and nature of your business. We can provide you with specific contracts for specific members of staff or more generic contracts that you can keep and issue to staff as and when required. We can also ensure that you have all of the protections your business requires without preparing an intimidating mass of paperwork that will put your employees off before they have even started working for you.
For further information on employment contracts and agreements, and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Employment Law Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Gary Smith, Partner in our Employment Team.