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Bonuses can be a very effective tool to motivate and retain employees while allowing businesses to control wage costs. In certain sectors and industries (eg the financial...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: With effect from 6 April 2020, under the Van Benefit and Car and Van Fuel Benefit Order 2020, SI 2020/199, the cash equivalent of the benefit of fuel...

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1 Notification of sickness absence 1.1 In the event of absence on account of sickness or injury, you [or someone on your behalf] must inform [enter details, eg your...

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1 Cover for maternity, adoption or shared parental leave 1.1 You are employed as [maternity OR adoption OR shared parental] leave cover to cover for [insert name of...

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1 Bonus—example 1 1.1 You [will OR may, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Employer] be entitled to receive a bonus [each year ][calculated by reference to...

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1 [Car 1.1 [The Employer will provide you with the use of a car [in accordance with its car policy from time to time OR deemed by the Employer to be suitable [for the...

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1 Confidential Information 1.1 In this contract 'Confidential Information' means: 1.1.1 information relating to the business, management systems, finances, transactions...

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1 Criminal record disclosure and DBS checks The position for which you are being [employed OR offered employment] is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974[...

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1 Training and development 1.1 The Employer is committed to lifelong learning and encourages all its employees to improve their skills and qualifications and develop...

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1 Warranties 1.1 You warrant and represent to the Employer that: 1.1.1 by virtue of entering into this Agreement[ or the other agreements or arrangements made or to be...

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1 [Employment OR Job title] 1.1 [You will be employed by the Company as [enter job title or position] or in such other role as the Company may require from time to time...

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1 Expenses—example 1 1.1 You are not entitled to claim expenses unless expressly authorised to do so by the Employer. Any authorised expenses will be reimbursed to you on...

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1 Fixed term appointment 1.1 Your employment under this contract [began on OR will begin] on [insert date] and, subject to the terms of this contract, [is for a fixed...

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Insert defined term: Garden Leave any period during which the Company exercises its rights under Clause [insert relevant clause number, in this case Clause 1.1]; 1 Garden...

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1 Place of work 1.1 Your[ normal] place of work[ on [specify days]] will be your home from time to time, currently [insert address].[ On [specify days] your place of work...

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1 Insurance benefits 1.1 You are eligible for: 1.1.1 life assurance which, in the event of your death while employed under this Agreement, will pay to your chosen...

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1 Intellectual property 1.1 You agree to promptly disclose to [the Company] all Work and all Intellectual Property arising from any Work provided by you. 1.2 For the...

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1 Job-sharing 1.1 You are job-sharing with another employee with the same job title who also works part-time. Your employment combined with the employment of that...

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1 [This offer of employment OR Your employment] is conditional upon, and subject to: 1.1 you obtaining, and at all times continuing to have, the right to live and work in...

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1 Residence, mobility and relocation 1.1 Your usual place of work will be [specify address]. However: 1.1.1 you may occasionally be required to work at any other business...

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1 Post-termination restrictions 1.1 You undertake to the Company[ (for itself and as trustee and agent for each Group Company)] that you will not, without the prior...

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1 Probationary period 1.1 The first [three] months of your employment is a probationary period, during which: 1.1.1 the Employer will monitor your performance and conduct...

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1 Termination 1.1 [[Option 1—fixed term:] Your employment will end on [insert date]. OR 1.2 [Option 2—fixed term followed by notice (same notice period):] Your employment...

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1 [Working time—example 1 1.1 You agree that your average weekly working time may exceed 48 hours and accordingly you 'opt out' of the limit on working time set down by...

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1 Workplace security 1.1 You agree: 1.1.1 to take good care of any security card provided to give you access to the Employer's premises, not allow it to be used by anyone...

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Contract of employment dated [insert date] Parties 1 [Name of Employer] [of [insert address] OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] (registered number [insert...

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The right to take time off from work for holidays may arise under contract or statute. Holiday benefits both employers and workers by allowing workers a period of...

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Some employers offer benefits to their employees in the form of insured benefits, such as private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life insurance and...

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[Subject to contract] Dear [insert name of employee] Following [your interview on [insert date], ]we are pleased to offer you employment as [insert job title] on an...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The new rates for the national minimum wage which will be effective from April 2020 have been confirmed by the government. They are £8.72 for workers...

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