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Employment and HR

We have prepared a set of standard contracts and letters that employers use on a regular basis. They are designed to be clear, user-friendly and completely up-to-date so that you can be sure that any contracts or letters that you generate reflect the latest legal developments. They include guidance notes and examples to assist you with the drafting process. 

Disciplinary / Capability letters

A set of letters that may need to be prepared during the course of a typical disciplinary/capability process. It includes a letter confirming an employee's suspension, a disciplinary/capability hearing invitation letter, a first written warning letter, a final written warning letter and a letter of dismissal. The letters are designed to ensure full compliance with the requirements of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary Procedures.

Employment Contract (long-form)

A contract for a mid-level to senior employee who is to be employed on either a temporary or permanent basis. You can tailor the contract to reflect the employee's working hours, notice period, pay and benefits package. It includes a standard set of post-termination restrictions prohibiting the employee from working for a competitor, soliciting or dealing with customers or poaching other staff for a specified period after termination.

Employment Contract (short-form)

A contract suitable for a junior to mid-level employee who is to be employed on either a temporary or permanent basis. You can tailor the contract to reflect the employee's working hours, notice period, pay and benefits package. It does not include post-termination restrictions.

Freelance Contract

A contract to engage an individual freelancer to provide their services on a self-employed/freelance basis. You specify the services to be provided and other details such as the fees payable and termination provisions. There is an option to include an entitlement to holiday pay where the individual qualifies for paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998. It includes a full assignment of all intellectual property rights and an indemnity in respect of tax liabilities. There is also an option to include post-termination restrictions prohibiting the freelancer from soliciting or dealing with clients or from poaching other staff for a specified period after termination.

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Redundancy A set of letters and documents that may need to be prepared during the course of a typical redundancy process. It includes a redundancy selection score sheet, an initial "at risk" letter, a letter following a redundancy consultation meeting, a letter giving notice of redundancy together with a schedule setting out a breakdown of the employee's redundancy and notice payments. Absence Management A set of letters that may need to be prepared when dealing with an employee on long-term sick leave. It includes a letter requesting consent to a medical examination, a medical report consent form, a letter requesting a medical report, a letter of invitation to a consultation meeting and a letter giving notice of termination of employment on the grounds of ill-health.