Basic / Statutory Minimum Employment Contract
This Basic Employment Contract can be applied to a wide variety of jobs, particularly junior roles.
Employers must provide workers and employees with a written statement of their main terms and conditions of employment and this is often known as a Standard Form Section One Statement.
This Statutory Minimum Employment Contract covers the requirements of a Standard Form Section One Statement. This contract complies with these requirements and must be provided to the employee or worker by day one of employment.
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 Statutory Minimum Employment Contract contains the following clauses:
2. Employee Name, Address and Duties
3. Date of Commencement/Continuous Employment
4. Place of Work
5. Work outside the UK
6. Hours of Work
7. Remuneration and Benefits
9. Other Paid Leave
11. Sickness Absence
13. Non-Compulsory Retirement
14. Restrictions and Confidentiality
15. Collective Agreements
16. Grievance Procedure
17. Disciplinary Procedure
18. Data Protection
19. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
21. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
22. Right to Work in the UK
This contract is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.
Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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