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What is this guide and who is it for?

Employment contracts are a legal necessity setting out in detail the relationship and expectations between employers and employees. This model contract can be used for permanent employees or fixed-term, temporary employees. The contract covers key areas such as pay, benefits, hours, holiday, sickness and termination.

The contract was written by Co-operatives UK and is based on Co-operative contracts. However, the contract complies with all statutory regulations imposed under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and is therefore beneficial to all small and medium size employers.

What will I learn?

  • How to write and format an employment contract
  • Statutory regulations under the Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • Terms and conditions related to: pay, benefits, hours, holiday, sickness and termination.
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