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Contracts and Service Agreements

Are you a new employer? Or do you worry that your contracts may be outdated?

Employees are entitled to receive confirmation of certain terms in writing within two months of starting employment and there are potential financial penalties for a failure to comply with this requirement.

Some contracts, such as Apprenticeship Agreements, need to include particular provisions.

In other cases, you may wish to include restrictions to prevent employees from

  • Stealing clients
  • Taking confidential information
  • Disrupting commercial arrangements
  • Poaching staff when they leave

These clauses need to be carefully drafted in order to ensure that they are valid.

How we can help

We have considerable experience in drafting and negotiating employment contracts and can help you to ensure that your contracts meet the current legal requirements whilst giving you the flexibility that you need to run your business.

If you need to change the terms of one or more contracts of employment, there are certain issues that need to be considered in order to ensure that the changes are valid. You also need to avoid effecting changes in such a way that might give an employee the grounds to claim unfair dismissal. We can provide practical advice throughout the employment relationship in order to assist you in managing risk appropriately. 

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