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.
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:
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
10. Other paid leave
12. Sickness Absence
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
22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
23. Right to Work in the UK
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