Section 1 Statement for Employers

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What is a Section 1 Statement?

There is no legal requirement for an employee to have a written contract of employment. However, the law requires an employee to be given a written "section 1 statement" of certain particulars within two months of starting employment (these can be included within a Contract).

Section 1 Statement

A section 1 statement includes:

  • The names of the employer and employee
  • The date the employment starts and period of continuous employment
  • Pay (or method of calculating it) and interval of payment
  • Hours of work
  • Holiday entitlement and pay
  • The employee's job title or a brief description of the work
  • Notice periods
  • Place of work
  • A note stating whether there is a contracting-out certificate in force under the Pension Schemes Act 1993
  • Certain information on disciplinary and grievance procedures

The following information can be given in supplementary statements, provided it is all given within the two months:

  • Terms related to work outside the UK for a period of more than one month
  • Terms as to length of temporary or fixed term work
  • Pensions
  • Collective agreements

Most businesses prefer to have a more comprehensive Contract to protect their business. We provide a Fixed-Fee Contract to assist.

Employment solicitors

If you would like further information, please contact Mel McCrum or Stacey Edgley. They are all members of the Employment Lawyers Association.