With fish and chip restaurants looking to reopen in the coming weeks and takeaways bringing more employees back to work, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has put together a guide on changing employment contracts.
The useful step-by-step guide looks at what to consider when changing a contract, for example agreeing it with the employee, details of what should be included in a contract, such as working hours and pay, holidays and sickness procedures, as well as advice on dealing with potential disputes.
The FSB comments: “Your employment contracts should contain all the important details of the employer and employee’s rights. It’s a legal requirement which details your employee’s role within your business.
“As well as setting expectations and it being a legal requirement to provide a written statement of particulars of employment, an employment contract can also help you to avoid employment tribunals. This is because a written employment contract is evidence of the employee’s terms and conditions, reducing the risk of dispute arising regarding these.”
Read the step-by-step guide by clicking here.
The FSB has also put together guidance and advice to help small businesses looking to make redundancies.