Personal Assistant Employment Contract (Individual Employer)
This Personal Assistant Employment Contract (Individual Employer Version) is for use by an individual who employs a personal assistant to work in their home or office.
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.
As this is normally a close and personal relationship, this contract has special provisions incorporated to ensure that any disagreements can be dealt with in a straightforward manner (e.g. it is made clear that the employee will need to work flexible hours, and that any additional hours will not attract overtime payment). The contract also specifies the sums which can be deducted from the personal assistant’s salary, to avoid misunderstandings, and contains an optional clause covering the provision of health insurance and other benefits. Additionally, it contains an enhanced confidentiality clause to reflect the fact that the employee may have access to sensitive personal information.
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 Personal Assistant Employment Contract (Individual Employer Version) covers the requirements of a ‘Standard Form Section One Statement’ as set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996. But it also provides many additional clauses that provide greater protection to the employer, and that address the personal nature of the relationship between an individual employer and a personal assistant.
This contract includes the following clauses:
2. Date of Commencement/Continuous Employment
4. Hours of Work
5. Place of Work
6. Work outside the UK
7. Remuneration, Benefits, Expenses and Deductions
8. Car/Use of Employer's Car
10. Other paid leave
12. Sickness Absence
14. Non-Compulsory Retirement
15. Health Insurance and Other Benefits
16. Maternity Leave
17. Paternity Leave
18. Exclusivity of Service
19. Confidential Information
20. Grievance Procedures
22. Termination of Employment
23. Employer's Property
24. Health and Safety
26. Governing Law
27. Right to Work in the UK
This employment contract is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.
Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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