The Part-time Employment Contract – does exactly what it says on the tin!
This contract has been recently updated to include new and improved clauses providing enhanced protection for the employer.
Many employers have positions that do not require the employee to work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, or wish to retain skilled workers who want or need to reduce their working hours. Likewise, many employees can see the benefit in working fewer hours a day or week because of family responsibilities or in order to pursue social or recreational pursuits.
This contract is for use when the employee is working agreed hours on fixed days in a week. If the employee is employed on a more flexible basis, please see the Zero Hours or Casual Worker contracts.
This contract takes into account the requirement to provide part time workers with the same rates of pay and benefits as full time workers on a pro rata basis.
The Working Time Regulations 1998 state that workers whose working day is six hours or longer must be granted a rest break during the working day of at least 20 minutes. This contract offers alternative clauses depending on whether or not the employee is entitled to a rest break.
The “Duties” clause allows you to state the duties and responsibilities of the role. Alternatively, you can just state that the duties and responsibilities are ‘as determined by the Company from time to time’ - or simply refer to a separate ‘Job Description’.
The Pensions Act 2014 introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This employment contract has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.
This Part-time Employment Contract includes the following clauses:
2. Employee Name, Address and Duties
3. Date of Commencement
4. Place of Work
5.Hours of Work
8. Sickness Absence
9. Maternity and Paternity Rights
11. Non-Compulsory Retirement
12. Restrictions and Confidentiality
13. Collective Agreements
14. Grievance Procedure
15. Disciplinary Procedure
16. Data Protection
17. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
19. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
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