This topic explains employers’ duties regarding employment contracts and written statements of particulars and also covers the implications of changing the terms of an employee’s contract.

A contract of employment form for employers to use as a pro forma when issuing contracts is available in Resources.

For information on other types of contract, eg casual workers, agency staff, job-sharers, zero-hours contracts, etc please refer to Types of Employment Relationship.

Employers' Duties

Employers have a duty to:

  • provide a written statement of the terms and conditions of employment to new employees no later than two months after they begin employment

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