Drafting Employment Contracts
If your business requires legal advice on drafting employment contracts and documentation, the employment law experts at Percy Hughes & Roberts are here to help. We can provide the advice and legal guidance you need to make sure all of your documentation meets the needs of you and your employees.
We can help you with drafting documentation such as contracts, employee handbooks and internal rulebooks, offering advice on the content and the relevant legislation to follow, as well as helping you to write it. We have supported companies of all sizes with their documentation, across multiple industries.
At Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors, we understand that creating legally compliant documentation can be a complicated process. We have years of experience in drafting employment documents, and can make sure your documentation is of the very highest quality.
Speak to our lawyers today for legal advice on drafting employment contracts and documentation. Call us on 0800 781 3894, or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you at a time that is convenient for you
How can our employment lawyers help you?
Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors can provide you with full support on drafting the wide variety of documentation that employers need to draw up on behalf of their company.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Employment contracts
- Contract termination procedures
- Absence policies
- Employee handbooks
- Internal rules and regulations
- Data protection policies
- Disciplinary procedures
As well as helping you draft new paperwork, we can also check over any existing documentation to make sure it complies with all of the relevant legislation and is of a high enough standard to provide complete protection, clarity and transparency for the business and its staff.
We will work closely with your team to fully understand the needs and specific requirements of your organisation, ensuring that these are reflected in your documentation. We can also help you to review your documents on a regular basis, in order to highlight any areas where they may need to be updated in line with new employment law developments.
Additionally, we can offer advice on the best way to communicate the contents of your documentation to employees and other key stakeholders, including supporting you in providing training relating to new policies and processes.
Why choose Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors?
Percy Hughes & Roberts has been providing legal advice on contract drafting and policy drafting to businesses and for more than a century, and has considerable expertise in creating well-crafted and legally rigorous documentation for companies of all sizes, and from all sectors.
We also hold a number of respected industry accreditations, including Lexcel, the Law Society's quality standard, which demonstrates our commitment to the very highest standard of legal service. Our employment law team is headed by Sarah Simcott, a respected employment lawyer who has been practising in this field since 2008.
Based in Birkenhead, Percy Hughes & Roberts works with clients across the North West, including Wirral, Merseyside & Cheshire. We pride ourselves on offering expert legal guidance that is easy to understand, and we will support you through every stage of the process of drafting employment contracts.
What employment documentation is required by law?
The type of contract and policy drafting that your company will need to provide for staff will depend on the type of business you operate, and whether you employ staff on a full or part-time basis, or through another model such as a casual contract or via an agency.
In all circumstances, you will need to provide a written statement of employment particulars that set out the specifics of the working relationship, and their rights as a worker. It should include:
- The employee’s job title, or a description of their work
- Their start date
- How much and how often they will be paid
- Their hours and days of work, including details on how this may vary
- Holiday entitlements
- The location (or locations) where an employee or worker will be working from
- How long a job is expected to last, including end dates for fixed-term contracts
- The length and conditions of their probation period
- Details of any staff benefits, including childcare vouchers and lunch allowances
- Information on obligatory training, including whether this will be paid for by the employer
The following documentation must also be provided to everyone working for you:
- An initial offer letter setting out the basic terms of their engagement
- Itemised payslips for every pay period
- A GDPR-compliant staff privacy notice, letting them know their rights regarding their personal information
- Disciplinary, dismissal, and grievance policies
- Health and safety policies for the workplace
What should be included in an employee handbook?
Employee handbooks are a useful means of providing further information to workers on all of your company policies. This can include all of the legally mandated documentation detailed above, as well as the following:
- Information about your equal opportunities and anti-discrimination policies
- Details of your policies on sick leave and absences
- Guidance on how to apply for parental leave
- Flexible working procedures and options
- Your company leaving policy, including information on your minimum notice periods and redundancy process
- Information on your company pension policies
- Details of internal company policies, such as dress codes, personal internet use, etc.
To find out more about how to draft these documents in a way that is comprehensive, clear, and legally compliant, get in touch with Percy Hughes & Roberts.
Get in touch
To speak to the employment lawyers at Percy Hughes & Roberts for advice on drafting employment contracts and documentation, call us on 0800 781 3894, or or fill in the form on our contact page to send us a query by email.