Tags: Contracts

New study suggests less than one percent of workers have ever read their contract

Only one in 166 workers in the UK has ever read their contract and understand its contents, according to a study by a Yorkshire-based national employment law consultancy which says that this ignorance has led to disciplinary action and dismissal in hundreds of cases. While workers are protected by a raft of employment laws, the Protecting.co.uk…

New employment contract creation tool launched

A new automated employment contract generation tool, with foreign language capability, which will help small firms avoid business busting fines, has been developed thanks to a Scottish Enterprise grant. To assist businesses comply with legislation and avoid hefty penalties at tribunals, Empire, an HR employment law firm, has launched Contract Generator, a new online tool…

New plans for employment contract revealed

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has announced plans for a new type of employment contract called an owner-employee. According to the proposal, companies of any size can partake in the new scheme; however it is predominantly intended for fast growing small and medium sized businesses that want to create a flexible workforce. It…