Standard Minimum Contract with Enhanced Confidentiality
This Standard Employment Contract with Enhanced Confidentiality is very similar to the Basic Employment Contract. It can be applied to a wide variety of jobs, particularly junior roles and those requiring only the statutory minimum requirements for a contract. However, it is particularly aimed at employees who may be given access to confidential or sensitive information.
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.
In accordance with the requirements of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) employers must provide their 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 Standard Employment Contract with Enhanced Confidentiality covers the requirements of a Standard Form Section One Statement, except that Simply-docs has added various extra clauses to benefit the employer such as: confidentiality, salary review, enhanced annual leave provisions and an optional clause providing for a probationary period. This contract must be received by the employee within 8 weeks of commencing employment.
The “Duties” clause allows you to state the duties and responsibilities of the role. Alternatively, you can just state that the duties and responsibilities are ‘as determined by the Company from time to time’ - or simply refer to a separate ‘Job Description’.
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 Employment Contract is compliant with the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Employment Act 2002 and the Equality Act 2010 and contains the following clauses as per the requirements of Section One of ERA 1996:
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement/ Date of Continuous Employment [and Notice Period]
4. Place of Work
5. Hours of Work
8. Sickness Absence
10. Non-Compulsory Retirement
11. Confidential Information
12. Exclusivity of Service
13. Collective Agreements
14. Grievance Procedure
15. Disciplinary Procedure
16. Data Protection
17. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
19. Governing Law
This contract in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.
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