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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.

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.

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.

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. Work outside the UK

7. Remuneration and Benefits
8. Collective Agreements
9. Holidays
10. Other paid leave

11. Training

12. Sickness Absence

13. Maternity and Paternity Rights
14. Pension
15. Non-Compulsory Retirement
16. Grievance Procedure
17. Disciplinary Procedure
18. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
19. Data Protection
20. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
21. Severability
22. Termination of Employment
23. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
24. Right to Work in the UK

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

Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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