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Is a non-UK based employer required to give a UK-based employee a ‘local law’ contract, or is a written statement of particulars sufficient?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/12/2018

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

  • Is a non-UK based employer required to give a UK-based employee a ‘local law’ contract, or is a written statement of particulars sufficient?

The issue of what sort of contract or statement an employee is entitled to depends not on where the employer is based but on where the employee works. All employees who are working in Great Britain are entitled to a written statement of particulars of employment, with the exception of an employee whose employment continues for less than one month, and a person employed as a seaman.

For further information, particularly in relation to what the written statement of particulars must include, see:

  1. Practice Note: Written statements of employment particulars—to 5 April 2020 [Archived]

  2. Precedent: Written statement of parti

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