Contract changes – from April 2020
From 6th April 2020, there are changes to the requirements for contracts. These involve:
- Having to be issued by day one of employment not within 8 weeks for workers joining on or after 6th April 2020
- Having to be issued to workers not just employees
- Having to cover some additional points
- Existing employees do not have to be given a new contract but have the right to request one, so now might be a good idea to do a whole workforce re-issue
What are the additional points that need including?
- How long a job is expected to last (or end date of a fixed term contract) – most of you will be fine on this
- How much notice is required? – most of you will be fine on this
- Details of eligibility for sick leave and pay – most of you will be fine on this
- Details of other types of paid leave (e.g. maternity/paternity leave) – we will need to add details of what you offer – so please provide those to us
- Duration and conditions of any probationary period – again most of you should be fine
- Remuneration and benefits (not just pay) – most of you include all benefits as well as pay
- Which specific days and times workers are required to work and if such dates/hours vary, how that variation is determined – again most of you should be fine but we will check for you
- Details of training entitlements, training requirements and details of any training that will not be paid for by the employer – this may vary from job to job and need to be amended as relevant
We are offering a contract update service, to make sure your contracts are compliant from April. To arrange for your contracts to be updated contact us.