Staff handbooks - Terms and conditions of employment


All the nitty gritty detail you'll need is here, covering everything from pay in lieu of notice to garden leave


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Other benefits in kind clauseOur benefits in kind clause specifically covers private medical and permanent health insurance, pension schemes and life assurance, as these are the most common benefits after company cars. However, you can also include a... Read more
UPDATED24 Jun 2019
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Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clauseIn the absence of an express payment in lieu of notice clause, you don't have the contractual right to terminate employment summarily upon making such a payment. This doesn't mean you can't do it, but you do... Read more
UPDATED24 Jun 2019
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Commission clauseThe salaries of employees who are in sales roles is often comprised of a basic element plus guaranteed commission which is calculated according to the number of successful sales made. In this situation, the employee's written statemen... Read more
15 Nov 2018
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Confidentiality clauseAn employee owes a duty of confidentiality to you, which continues during the period of employment and, to a more limited extent, after termination. The extent of the duty depends on the facts and circumstances of each case but ... Read more
06 Jul 2018
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Outside business interests clauseUse our outside business interests clause to restrict the ability of an employee to take on other jobs or outside business interests, both during and outside their normal working hours.All work and no playIt's quite re... Read more
10 Nov 2017
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Intellectual property clauseAn intellectual property clause is particularly useful where, for example, employees design software programs, perform development work in laboratories, invent things or write articles, books, plays, etc. However, you are ... Read more
07 Feb 2017
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Garden leave clauseA garden leave clause enables you to place an employee on leave during the notice period following either their resignation or dismissal with notice. It is used as an alternative to the employee working out their notice period or p... Read more
06 Jan 2017
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Job-share clauseIf two employees share a full-time role on a job-share basis, it's worth inserting our job-share clause into both of their contracts of employment. Be aware that if one job sharer leaves, you can't just dismiss the other one.Legal posit... Read more
22 Dec 2015
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Restrictions on authority clauseOur clause ensures that an employee is aware of the restrictions on their authority, particularly when it comes to entering into contracts with third parties and hiring and firing staff. It's useful to have in contracts... Read more
22 Dec 2015
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Retirement clauseOur retirement clause states that you do not operate a normal retirement age and therefore employees will not be compulsorily retired on reaching a particular age. Instead, employees can choose to voluntarily retire whenever they wis... Read more
22 Dec 2015