Fundamentals of Employment Contracts

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 545 GBP excl. VAT
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 07/06/2017 09:30 - London
Course Dates
London
07/06/2017 09:30 
545 GBP
17/10/2017 09:30 
545 GBP
19/12/2017 09:30 
545 GBP

Course Description

Fundamentals of Employment Contracts Course

Fundamentals of Employment Contracts - 1-day course by CIPD Training

This practical 1-day programme in the Fundamentals of Employment Contracts takes you through the key elements of the contractual relationship, providing an essential introduction to contract law and its practical application in the workplace.

The course is designed to highlight the importance of employment terms, from the beginning of the employee/employer relationship right through to the end. By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of contract law on the employment relationship
  • Understand the importance of clarity and flexibility in drafting employment terms
  • Understand the binding nature of contractual relationships
  • Understand how to effectively amend the terms of an employment contract

The course is delivered on an open basis, but can also be tailored for your organisation and delivered in-house on your premises.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Fundamentals of Employment Contracts course is for HR practitioners responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. No prior knowledge of contract law is required.

Training Course Content

Employment status

  • who is an employee?
  • workers, self-employed and agency staff
  • casual and seasonal workers
  • employee-shareholder status

Types of contract

  • permanent and temporary
  • part-time and fixed-term
  • other working patterns

Entering into an employment contract

  • job description, person specification
  • applications
  • interviews
  • offer and acceptance
  • withdrawal of offer
  • misrepresentation
  • references
  • immigration
  • vetting and barring

Possible sources of contractual obligations

  • statutory provisions
  • express and implied terms
  • custom and practice
  • collective agreements
  • disciplinary procedures

The key elements of an employment contract

  • written particulars of employment
  • express and implied terms
  • terms incorporated by reference to other documents
  • restrictive covenants
  • continuity of employment

Drafting an employment contract

  • basic and discretionary terms
  • drafting for flexibility
  • staff handbooks

Areas to watch

  • equal pay and discrimination issues
  • flexible working.

Expenses

Non-Member Price: £545 + VAT, CIPD Member Price: £490 + VAT

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