Recruiting workers and refreshing existing terms and conditions

2014-09-11 Jennifer Renney-Butland posted:

September is one of the most popular months for employers to employ new staff, especially with the run up to Christmas fast approaching.

It is not advisable for employers to simply reuse the same contract of employment template over and over again, especially if it has not been reviewed by an employment specialist for a number of years. It is always worthwhile to review and refresh contracts to see that all the clauses are applicable, and whether an employer might want to consider any additional clauses or amendments to protect the business.

Zero hours contracts are on the increase, but are employers aware of the changes being implemented by the Government? These contracts are top of the political agenda, and improvements are being implemented to protect workers. But zero hours contracts may offer an employer increased benefits over and above a normal contract of employment.

It is also a good time for employers to be aware of holiday pay, overtime and commission. There is an important case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal which could result in voluntary overtime being included in the calculation of holiday pay. Furthermore, if workers are rewarded by commission, you may need to take commission payments into account when calculating holiday pay.

For fast effective relief from all your employment headaches, call Renney and Co Solicitors today on 01225 632240 or email us at info@renneyandco.com.

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