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Are there any specific considerations or inclusions when drafting a dual, or joint, employment contract between an employee and two employers?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/02/2021

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Are there any specific considerations or inclusions when drafting a dual, or joint, employment contract between an employee and two employers?
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While there is nothing to prevent someone from being employed by two or more individuals or entities at the same time, when drawing up the terms of employment, consideration will need to be given to where the respective rights and obligations of each of the parties reside, and the requirements and expectations of each of the employers.

For example, consideration may need to be given to:

  1. allocation of working time

  2. reporting and line management

  3. holiday, sickness and other absence

  4. maternity and other family-related leave, and flexible working requests

  5. discipline, grievance and performance management procedures

  6. appraisals

  7. awards of pay, bonus and commission

In each case, it will need to be clearly set out whether:

  1. each employer manages the employee in respect of the work that the employee does for that employer, or

  2. one employer manages the employee on behalf of both employers, in which case it will need to be clear to what extent the instructions or requir

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