Employment Contract In York

Employment Contract – ML Solicitors; Do you require expert legal advice and assistance with regards to the drafting of an employment contract for a new employee of your company in York? The highly qualified and experienced legal team at Michael Lewin Solicitors could provide the guidance and assistance that you need to ensure that any employment contract that you offer protect the best interests of your business whilst also remaining fair and fully compliant with all current employment legislation.

The Guardian published an article on Tuesday 30 July 2013 written by Phillip Inman discussing zero-hours contracts and what they entail.

The article says that "A zero-hour’s contract is signed by the worker but allows the employer to avoid all bought its duty of care while the workers on site".

It explains "The worker can end up with zero pay at the end of the week because the employer does not need to guarantee any hours of work. When the workers do work they must receive at least the national minimum wage but an employer is not obliged to offer sick leave or holiday pay. In some industries workers on zero-hours contracts will agree to work according to weekly or monthly rotas. In other sectors especially retail workers may be summoned to work at a few hours’ notice."

Are you considering hiring new employees but are unsure of what type of employment contract to use at your organisation in York? The employment and commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors could provide advice and guidance on various types of contracts of employment and assist you in drafting up an agreement that protection business interests is fair and in compliance with all current legislation.

The above-mentioned article goes on to say "If a worker succeeds in grabbing a lot of hours on a regular basis they may eventually qualify the sick pay and holiday. But workers can simply be told to take on some paid holiday most likely during family business periods and the potential for a longer term relationship is broken."

It also informs us that "Business groups argue zero-hours contracts are younger workers and students. They can simply avoid signing on the road during weeks where they want to go to a festival or on holiday but a young worker may also have caring duties or small children to look after. Even so there are plenty of complaints against zero-hours contracts."

The article concludes by saying that "The Department for Work & Pensions says nobody who is unemployed is obliged to take a leaf zero-hour’s job but anecdotal evidence suggests people who refuse a zero-hour’s job can lose their benefit."

The highly skilled intelligent and results for legal team at Michael Lewin Solicitors could provide a wide range of services including assisting with the drafting or termination of employment contract for an employee of your organisation in York; so consult with our helpful advisers today to discuss the full range of legal services that we could offer to help your business by calling: 0113 200 9720.


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