A contract of employment

This is important. You should get a contract within eight weeks of starting a job. If you don’t, ask your employer.

The terms and conditions of your contract begin as soon as you start work.  When you receive it, check it carefully as it sets out the terms of your employment. Ask, if there is anything you do not understand.

It usually includes:

  • your name (the employee) and the name of your employer
  • your job title and what you do
  • your starting date
  • hours of work
  • place of work
  • pension scheme
  • entitlement to sick pay
  • your pay and when you get paid
  • holiday entitlement
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Go to GOV.UK for more information or visit ACAS.

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