What should be in an employment statement?
The employer must include the following terms in an employment statement:
1. Names of the Employer & Employee.
2. Date the employment started, including any periods of continuous employment with a previous employer, where the previous employer was taken over by the new employer.
3. Pay, including the employee's scale of pay and how it is calculated.
4. When the employee is paid (weekly, fortnightly or monthly).
5. Hours of work and terms related to the employee's hours (for example if the employee works shifts or overtime).
6. Holidays (how much, when and whether the employee will get holiday pay).
7. Sickness procedure and entitlements.
8. Pension Scheme details.
9. Notice period.
10. Job Title and description of the job.
11. Where the employee is expected to work.
12. Any collective agreements which directly affect the terms and conditions of employment.
13. Details of work abroad, if it is for longer than one month.
14. The length of the contract, if the employee has been employed on a fixed term contract.
15. Disciplinary Rules and Complaints Procedure.
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