Lay-Off and Short-Time Employment Contract
The Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract is a general employment
contract that can be used for a variety of jobs. In addition to the
standard clauses it includes a clause dealing with laying-off employees or
putting them on short-time working.
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 Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract covers the requirements of a Standard Form Section One Statement. From
6 April 2020, there are new rules on what must be included in a
written statement for new starters and pre-existing employees will be
able to request a written statement that complies with the new
rules. This contract complies with these
requirements and must be provided to the employee or worker by day one of
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.
The Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract contains the following
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement/ Date of Continuous Employment
4. Hours of Work
5. Place of Work
6. Work outside the UK
7. Remuneration and Benefits
8. Collective Agreements
10. Other paid leave
12. Sickness Absence
13. Maternity and Paternity Rights
17. Grievance procedures
18. Disciplinary procedures
19. Staff Handbook & Employment Policies
20. Termination of employment
21. Data Protection
22.Lay-off & Short-time Working
23. Governing Law
Please note that when a lay-off / short-time working is to occur for an
indefinite period, the employee will be entitled to make a claim for
statutory redundancy pay after either four consecutive weeks or six weeks
or more within a 13 week period of being laid-off / placed on short-time
working. Please see the Guidance Notes available through the related
document links below for more information.
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