I've just taken on my first employee do I need to give them a contract?

As soon as someone accepts you job offer they have a contract with you. An employment contract doesn’t have to be written down, but it makes sense to record what was agreed. It should set out the employment conditions and the employee’s rights, responsibilities and duties.

Employees and employers must stick to a contract until it ends (e.g. by an employer or employee giving notice or an employee being dismissed) or until the terms are changed (usually by agreement between the employee and employer).
If you have an employment contract in place we can look at it and tell you if it is legally compliant and robust enough to protect your business. >Simply get in touch to find out more…