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Director's service agreement

Director's service agreementAny director who is also an employee of the company should always be given a service contract. As well as ensuring there are no arguments over their status it should also minimise the possibility of any other misunderstandi... Read more

Other benefits in kind clause

Other benefits in kind clauseOur benefits in kind clause specifically covers private medical and permanent health insurance, pension schemes and life assurance, as these are the most common benefits after company cars. However, you can also include a... Read more

Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clause

Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clauseIn the absence of an express payment in lieu of notice clause, you don't have the contractual right to terminate employment summarily upon making such a payment. This doesn't mean you can't do it, but you do... Read more

Public statements clause

Public statements clauseIf you're concerned about employees giving interviews to or writing articles to be published in the media, or about ex-employees making disparaging statements to the media once they've left employment, insert our public statemen... Read more

Suspension clause

Suspension clauseWhere you have a reasonable belief that an employee may have committed an act of gross or very serious misconduct, you should give consideration to suspending them during the investigation and pending a formal disciplinary hearing. A... Read more

Consultancy agreement (clause)

Consultancy agreementIf you hire a self-employed consultant for their expertise in an area that your employees may be lacking, you should put in place an agreement that not only sets out the arrangements between you but also goes as far as possible i... Read more

Governing law and jurisdiction clause

Governing law and jurisdiction clauseOur clause says that the contract is governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to settle disputes. Whilst you can select the governing law, you can't contract o... Read more

Right to work clause

Right to work clauseOur right to work clause ensures employees must immediately notify you if they cease to have the right to work in the UK and you have the right to dismiss them for illegal working, subject to complying with fair dismissal rules. T... Read more

Employed or self-employed checklist

Employed or self-employed checklist This checklist sets out the main factors which may indicate whether an individual is employed or self-employed. Some pointers in considering relevant factors There is no exhaustive list of the factors that are rel... Read more

List of gross misconduct offences

List of gross misconduct offencesAs part of your disciplinary procedure, it's wise to insert a list of the offences that you regard as potential gross misconduct and which could therefore render the employee liable to summary dismissal, i.e. dismissal... Read more
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