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This is a Basic Employment Contract that can be tailored to suit your needs. It is in accordance with the statutory minimum requirements.


It is a requirement under the Employment Rights Act 1996 for Employers to provide their Employees with a written statement of their main terms and conditions of employment. This must be provided within 8 weeks starting from the commencement of Employment. This Basic Employment Contract contains all the main terms and conditions required under the Act.


This Basic Employment Contract template contains the following clauses / provisions:


1.    Place of Work

2.    Commencement and Term of Employment

3.    Hours of Work

4.    Remuneration

5.    Holiday Entitlement and Pay

6.    Absence and Sick Pay

7.    Notice

8.    Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure

9.    Maternity and Paternity Leave

10.  Retirement

11.  Additional Policies

12.  Pension Scheme

13.  Collective Agreements

14.  Property

15.  Governing Law