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.
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 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.
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
7. Collective Agreements
9. Sickness Absence
10. Maternity and Paternity Rights
12. Non-Compulsory Retirement
14. Grievance procedures
15. Disciplinary procedures
16. Staff Handbook & Employment Policies
17. Termination of employment
18. Lay-off & Short-time Working
19. 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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