Changes to contracts of employment
Thu, 05 Mar 2020

From 6 April, new legislation means that all new employees must receive a written document detailing the main terms of employment on or before commencement of their employment, including casual staff.

There are legal requirements about what is included in the written document issued to new starters and a revised template is being prepared to comply with the legislative changes.

What this means for managers

In order to comply with the new legislation, it is vital that managers complete the appointment form with all the information requested and return it to employment services (transactional) as soon as possible before you expect your new employee to start work.

References and other pre-employment checks must all be completed before confirming a start date with the new employee, so that the statement of main terms can be prepared in advance of the employee's start date.

What this means for you as an employee

On or before your first day of employment, you should receive your written statement of main terms of employment. If you do not, speak to your line manager in the first instance.

For further information, contact the HR Helpdesk via email hrhelpdesk@eastriding.gov.uk or on (01482) 391221.

Further information about the changes will be communicated, as it is developed, leading up to 6 April.


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