Preparing Contracts of Employment

Posted in : Templates and Checklists ROI on 18 September 2013
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
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This month’s topic focuses on what should be included in contracts of employment to ensure legal compliance with the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994 along with other matters that should also be considered for inclusion by employers.

Contracts of employment are an essential document to get right from the start but it is also a good idea to review the templates you use regularly to ensure they are compliant and are still fit for purpose for your organisation.

Issues that can crop up include:

* Are your notice periods appropriate (on both sides?)
* Are your post-employment restrictions enforceable (too long, too loose?)
* Is your probation period flexible enough?
* How clear is your

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Linda Hynes
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