What to look for in your Employment Contract
- Is your name and the full name of your employer stated correctly?
- Is the date that your employment began stated?
- If any previous employment counts toward your ‘continuous employment’, this should be detailed.
- Where is your expected place of work and can this change?
- What will your job title be and is there a brief description of your duties?
- Is your rate of pay given and details of when and how you will be paid?
- Are your working days and hours detailed?
- What is your holiday entitlement?
- Are details given of what to do if you are absent from work due to sickness or illness and do you receive pay when absent?
- What is your notice period if you want to terminate your employment and is this different if the employer wants to terminate your employment?
- What details are given in relation to a company pension?
- Will the job be permanent or is it temporary?
Leah is a solicitor and Head of Employment at Lennons. She undertakes an array of employment law issues.
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