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How to comply with the new section 1 requirements for contracts of employment

Our Checklist explains how you must comply with the new section 1 requirements for new employees and workers who start work on or after 6 April 2020.

Clause/provision Must include in SINGLE DOCUMENT on or before first day of working May refer employee or worker to another REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENT May be given to employee or worker in INSTALMENTS not later than two months after starting work Collective Agreement
Name of Employer Yes
Name of Worker Yes
Date when employment began YES
The date on which the employee’s period of continuous employment began (nb not applicable for workers) YES
Scale or rate of remuneration or method of calculation it YES
Intervals at which remuneration is paid (e.g. weekly, monthly or other specified intervals) YES
Terms and conditions relating to hours of work, including normal working hours, the days of the week the employee or worker is required to work and whether or not such hours or days may be variable and if they may be how they vary or how that variation is to be determined. YES
Terms and conditions relating to holidays, including public/bank holidays, and holiday pay – sufficient to enable the employee or worker’s entitlement to be calculated precisely including the payment of accrued entitlement on termination of employment. YES
Terms and conditions relating to incapacity for work due to sickness or injury including any entitlement to sick pay YES YES
Terms and conditions relating to any other paid leave YES YES
Terms and conditions re to any other benefits provided by employer no otherwise covered above YES YES
Length of notice which the employee or worker is obliged to give and entitled to receive to terminate the contract YES YES
Job Title and brief description of the work to be carried out YES
If not a permanent position, the period for which employment is expected to continue, or , if it is for a fixed-term, the date when it is to end YES
Any probationary period, including any conditions and its duration YES
The place of work, or where the employee or worker is required or permitted to work at various places, an indication of that and the address of the employer YES
Any collective agreements which directly affect the terms and conditions of the employment. YES
Where the worker is required to work outside the UK for a period of more than one month: • The period for which they are to work outside the UK. • The currency remuneration shall be paid, whilst working outside the UK. • Any additional remuneration payable and any benefits to be provided to or in respect of the employee or worker because of working outside the UK. • Any terms and conditions relating to their return to the UK. YES YES
Any training entitlement provided by the employer YES YES YES
Any part of the above training entitlement which the employer requires the employee or worker to complete YES
A note specifying any disciplinary rules applicable to the employee or worker YES YES YES
Disciplinary and Dismissal Procedures YES YES YES
Right of Appeal and appeal procedure YES YES
Grievance Procedure YES YES

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