Have you given your employees written contracts of employment? Does it matter if you don't?
Actually, you don't have to provide a full contract of employment in writing but you do have to provide certain information in writing within 2 months of the employee joining. If you don't, the risk is a legal claim against you.
You are legally obliged to provide the following in writing:-
However, a full and agreed contract of employment does not have to be written down, or signed, to still exist between you and your employee. It is still formed regardless . Your day to day dealings, your decisions, what you provide for your employees, employment practices, all set your contract. And then it may be difficult to change. So whatever you start, make sure you are happy for it to be your permanent contractually terms regardless of whether it's written down or not. Ideally, you should think this through from the outset and set all your desired working practices and offerings in the form of written policies and procedures so that all parties know what to expect (Employee Handbook). But at a minimum, you must provide at least the basic minimal legal requirements as listed above..
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