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Question 4 – The five most common HR questions we’re asked.

Question 4 of our 5 part series is: Do I need to give an employee a written contract of employment? Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 you need to provide a written statement of particulars to an employee within two months of their commencement of employment with you. If this is not provided and an employee does not receive a satisfactory response from their employer they can seek redress through an Employment Tribunal. Compensation is usually between 2 to 4 weeks’ pay. The minimum requirements of a written statement of particulars are the following:- The names of the employer and […]

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Zero Hours Contracts – The Debate Rolls On!

As the two main political parties trade blows on whether a zero hour contract is a good idea for the economy and employees I thought it would be worthwhile to outline the pro’s and con’s of zero hours contracts for employers. For businesses that operate in uncertain markets using zero hours contracts can help in managing their peaks and troughs in demand. So, you can draft more staff in during busy periods without the burden of paying a continuing wage. Also there are benefits for employees who do not want a long standing employment relationship and may want to supplement […]

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