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