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Vol 22 No 7 July/August 2017

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Drafting Employment Contracts 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9781784460112
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853287206
To be Published: September 2017
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £99.95



How do practitioners draft a contract of employment that is both comprehensive and comprehensible? One that covers necessary complexities but is clear? Save time and money by following the tried and tested guidance and clauses in Drafting Employment Contracts.

This invaluable book offers practical and thorough coverage both as a tool to draft employment contracts and also as a guide for creating policy and executing it.

Fully updated, this new third edition includes new precedents on checks on job applicants, a new policy on whistle blowing and also covers:

  • major changes on sickness and absence
  • changes to the law and case law on maternity, paternity and shared maternity leave
  • new flexible working rights
  • changes to drafting of email internet abuse and social networking policies
  • new case law includes: status of worker; whether refusing time off to attend religious festivals constitutes indirect religious discrimination; travel abroad and employer's duty of care and guidance.

Subjects:
Employment Law
Contents:
1. The start of the employment relationship and making the offer
2. The offer and written particulars – the principal statement
3. Different types of contracts
4. The 'martini contract 'any time, any place, anywhere'
5. Salary package and other financial terms and benefits
6. Absence and sick pay
7. Maternity, paternity, adoptive and parental leave
8. Rules and standards of conduct
9. Disciplinary and performance procedures
10. Redundancy
11. Grievances, harassment, bullying and 'whistle blowing'
12. Notice and notice clauses
13. Emails, the internet, social media and data protection
14. Restrictive covenants and confidentiality
15. Settlement agreements.