Compressed Hours Employment Contract Template

Compressed Hours Employment Contract


This Compressed Hours Employment Contract has been drawn up in response to the growing popularity of the Compressed Working Week, which enables employees to work increased working hours for part of the week in exchange for an extra day off each week or every other week.

This employment contract has a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant data processing clause. After 25 May 2018, employers must use this clause, as employers will not be able to rely on the existing generic consent clauses.

This Compressed Hours Contract effectively allows employees to work full time hours but in a different format to the more standard 9 – 5. Benefits for employers include a happier and therefore more productive workforce, and the ability to provide a better service to customers with staff in the office until later.

This contract complies with all of the most recent legislation on employment, and confers the same rights upon those with a compressed working week as are enjoyed by other full time staff with a more traditional schedule.

The total number of hours to be worked are set out in the Hours clause. The wording gives discretion to the employer to change the compressed hours working pattern if they believe it’s causing problems with health or performance.

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 contract includes the following clauses:

1. General
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement
4. Hours of Work and Overtime
5. Place of Work
6. Remuneration
7. Collective Agreements
8. Holidays
9. Sickness Absence
10. Maternity and Paternity Rights
11. Pension
12. Non-Compulsory Retirement
13. Grievance Procedure
14. Disciplinary Procedure
15. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
16. Data Protection
17. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
18. Severability
19. Termination of Employment
20. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Compressed Hours Contract is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.

Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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