This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of the contract of employment – a primary agreement that forms the basis of a relationship between employer and employee.

In terms of physical documentation, employers are legally required to give all of their employees a written ‘statement of main terms’. In addition to this, the contract of employment also covers verbal agreements and implied terms.

The contract of employment, statement of main terms and employee handbook together provide a framework for the employment relationship and detail important procedures for both employer and employee to follow, such as raising grievances.