Lay-Off / 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 Employment 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.
The Lay-off / Short-time Employment Contract contains the following clauses:
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
24. Right to Work in the UK
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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