Employment Contract

When your business is growing and you’re ready to take on new staff, you’ll need a clear, professionally drafted employment contract for each of your new hires. All new members of staff must receive an employment contract on or before their start date, so you need a contract to hand that you can tailor to your employee before they begin. Our lawyers will draft a template employment contract for you, which ensures that your business is compliant with HR law.

What you will get from this service

A 60-minute consultation with your lawyer. You’ll discuss:
  • The precedent contract your lawyer will use as a starting point for your employment contracts. Your lawyer will walk you through the clauses and discuss how to tailor it to your business.
  • Company-specific policies that you may want to include in your contract, such as; enhanced sick pay, bonuses, commission, homeworking, incentive schemes and benefits
  • The level of seniority this template will cover. If you need template contracts for higher levels of seniority, your lawyer can provide that as a separate service for a fixed fee.
  • Your specific questions about the contract
  • The key information your lawyer needs from you to draft the agreement
You’ll receive a professionally drafted employment contract to use as a template every time you hire new staff. You just need to insert their personal details, their working pattern and their salary. Your lawyer will highlight the areas that will need to be amended or considered when you hire new staff.

What this service will enable you to do

  • You can hire new staff, with the confidence that you have a legally binding document that sets out the relationship and expectations between the employee and your business.
  • You’ll have a template contract that you can personalise to each of your new employees by inserting their personal details, their role, their working pattern and their salary.
  • Your business will be protected by restricted covenants, so that when an employee leaves they cannot poach your clients or customers.

What happens after I hire a lawyer?

1. Onboarding

You send your lawyer proof of ID and address and your lawyer checks for conflicts. You send any relevant documentation to your lawyer. Your lawyer send you a client engagement letter to sign and return.

2. Personal Consultation

Choose between a phone, online or face-to-face meeting with your lawyer

3. Draft documentation

Your lawyer sends you a draft version of the document for you to review

4. Revisions and approval

You review the draft, provide comments if necessary, and request revisions. Your lawyer will provide you with another iteration, incorporating your changes as far as possible. Once you’re happy with the document, you approve the final version.

5. Leave a review of your Experience

Leave a review for Legal Drop and your lawyer