Types of contract

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Downloadable and customisable documents relating to types of contract. For more information see the employment law pages.
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Annualised hours employment contract

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract clause provides a statement of the terms and conditions of an annualised hours contract of employment, including time recording.
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Apprenticeship agreement (Wales and schemes in England not yet replaced by approved apprentice standard)

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This agreement is a statement of the terms and conditions for an apprentice in Wales or for for apprenticeships in England not yet not yet replaced by approved apprentice standard.See www.gov.uk for a current list of approved apprenticeships and details of the associated standards.
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Apprenticeship contract (Scotland)

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This agreement is a statement of the terms and conditions for an apprentice in Scotland.
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Approved apprenticeship agreement (England)

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This agreement is a statement of the terms and conditions for an apprentice in England in a sector/occupation for which there is an approved apprenticeship standard. See the government website (www.gov.uk) for a current list of approved apprenticeships and details of the associated standards.
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Basic employment contract

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract outlines the basic employment terms and conditions, including job title and commencement of employment.
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Basic employment contract with restrictive covenants

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract template provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment with the inclusion of restrictive covenants covering non-competition and confidential information clauses.
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Casual worker agreement

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract outlines the terms and conditions of employment for casual workers, including hours of work, holidays and notice periods.
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Clerical and administrative level employment contract

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment suitable for clerical and administrative roles, including clauses on break entitlement.
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Clerical and administrative level employment contract with restrictive covenants

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment suitable for clerical and administrative roles where restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation clauses, are justified.
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Compressed hours employment contract

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract template provides a statement of terms and conditions for employees working compressed hours, including information on hours of work and overtime.
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Contract clause on volunteering

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Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016
This is a contract clause that outlines the requirements and conditions relating to volunteers. The organisation will provide the volunteer with, for example, training, support, expenses, etc. Concerns may be raised by the volunteer and they must agree to certain requirements. The clause is binding in honour only.
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Contract clause requiring an employee to provide details of secondary employment or work

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This is a contract clause stating that employees are required to provide details of any secondary employment or work that they undertake whilst working for the organisation.
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Contract for services (independent contractor agreement)

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This contract for services outlines the agreement between an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant and the organisation. It also states the services that the contractor is expected to provide and how long the provision of services is expected to last.
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Director's service agreement

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This service agreement provides a standard statement of the terms and conditions of employment with the inclusion of optional clauses suitable for directors, such as a clause on working abroad, as well as restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.
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Fixed term employment contract

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This employment contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for fixed term employees, including hours of work and termination of employment.
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Fixed term employment contract with restrictive covenants

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract template provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for fixed term employees, which includes restrictive covenants, including non-competition and non-poaching clauses.
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Homeworker employment contract

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract template provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for homeworkers, including clauses on place of work and equipment and insurance.
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Internship contract

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract outlines the basic employment terms and conditions suitable for internships, including a statement of intent for the internship, the duration of the internship and other terms and conditions such as holidays and sick pay.
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Job share employment contract

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016
This employment contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for employees sharing a job and covers details such as hours of work, remuneration and holidays.
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Manager level employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This contract of employment provides a standard statement of the terms and conditions of employment with the inclusion of optional clauses suitable for manager-level roles, such as clauses on bonus schemes and company sick pay.
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On-call contract clause

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Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016
This contract clause outlines that the employee will be required to be available for, and to perform work, on an on-call basis and explains that the employee's responsibilities during an allocated on-call period.
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Part-time employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This employment contract provides as statement of the terms and conditions of employment for employees working part-time. The contract covers aspects such as sickness absence and hours of work.
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Salary sacrifice contract clause (childcare vouchers)

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Last Published: 28 Aug 2015
This contract clause can be used to confirm the terms and conditions for an employee who chooses to join salary sacrifice scheme to assist with paying for childcare with childcare vouchers.
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Senior level employment contract

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Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016
This contract of employment provides a standard statement of the terms and conditions of employment with the inclusion of optional clauses suitable for senior-level roles, such as a relocation clause and clauses on commission and profit sharing schemes.
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Senior level employment contract with restrictive covenants

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This contract of employment provides a standard statement of the terms and conditions of employment with the inclusion of optional clauses (such as commission and profit sharing schemes), as well as restrictive covenants suitable for senior-level roles, covering, for example, non-competition and intellectual property.
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Shift work employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This employment contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for shift workers, including clauses on hours of work and shift allowance.
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Social media contacts - restrictive covenants clause

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Last Published: 23 Nov 2015
This template clause provides a statement of the restrictive covenants relating to social media contacts, including the company position relating to contacts held on platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.
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Term-time employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This contract outlines the terms and conditions of employment for term-time working, including hours of work, holiday entitlement and termination of employment.
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Young worker employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
This employment contract provides a statement of the terms and conditions of employment for young workers, including a clause covering hours of work in accordance with the Working Time Regulations 1998, for those over school leaving age, but under 18 years of age.
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Zero hours employment contract

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Last Modified: 03 Jul 2016
Zero hours contracts are used when an employer wants a flexible working relationship with an employee. The contract agrees a fixed hourly rate but does not guarantee the employee a fixed number of hours per week.