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Standby or On Call Employment Contract

Basic Employment Contract with Standby/On Call Clause


This Basic Employment Contract with Standby/On Call Clause can be applied to a wide variety of jobs.

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 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.

Standby and call-out allowances may be necessary on account of the nature of the job or in order to provide a degree of flexibility. Where applicable, standby rates should be specified in the employee's employment contract. Rates for actual call-out (as opposed to standby) may be paid for separately at a higher rate to include travelling time and, again, should be specified in the employee's employment contract.

Employers should be aware that, if an employee is called out frequently, there could be a breach of the working hours provisions in the Working Time Regulations 1998, unless the employee has signed an agreement consenting to opt-out of the right to restrict his or her working hours to no more than an average of 48 hours a week.

This contract contains the following clauses:

1. General

2. Duties and Job Title

3. Date of Commencement/Date of Continuous Employment [ and Notice Period]

4. Place of Work

5. Work outside the UK

6. Hours of Work

7. Remuneration and Benefits

8. Standby Allowance

9. Holidays

10. Other paid leave

11. Training

12. Sickness Absence

13. Pension

14. Non-Compulsory Retirement

15. Restrictions and Confidentiality

16. Collective Agreements

17. Grievance Procedure

18. Disciplinary Procedure

19. Data Protection

20. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment

21. Severability

22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

23. Right to Work in the UK

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