| Commentary

159.2 The prescribed particulars

| Commentary

159.2 The prescribed particulars

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the employer may wish to give each employee a comprehensive written contract of employment, which will partly consist of the particulars required to be included in the employee’s written standard terms of employment. The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that the following particulars must be given in a single document1, commonly described as the ‘principal statement’:

  1. 159.2.1

        the names of the employer and the employee2;

  2. 159.2.2

        the date the employment began, and the date upon which the employee’s period of continuous employment began3;

  3. 159.2.3

        the scale or rate of remuneration,

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