I Only Employ One Or A Few Domestic Staff, Do I Really Need To Give A Contract Of Employment?
The answer is Yes, no matter how many or how few you employ it is a legal requirement to give a contract of employment. It can cost you dearly if you do not and even if you do so, it is imperative to keep it up to date.
So why are we raising this now? It is because the government is shortly to axe, post Brexit, some 2000 aspects of employment law. It is in your best interests to ensure, that a) you have contracts in place and b) that you can ensure that your contracts reflect the effect of scheduled changes.
A clear contract eliminates the possibility of confusion of working. There are so many changes to employment law in the pipeline, it could be easy to get caught out unless you update.
If you ever do face an employment tribunal claim from a former employee, and they win the claim, an additional payment can be made if a contract of employment was not in place. This can run to up to four weeks pay, capped at £571 per week.
With so many changes to employment law planned our advice is to seek the advice of an appropriate professional.
The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.