Employee contracts need to be in order

by Daniel Jones

Human resources departments need to make every effort to ensure all their documents are up-to-date, which will include full-time employment contracts and other files.

The task is to make sure that the documents truly reflect a company's current business and are totally legally compliant.

Dechert's Employment Law Group highlighted that there are some situations where employment contracts will need to be updated more than others, which is determined by the nature of the employer's business and the position of the worker.

One of the most prominent areas for consideration is garden leave, the group explained, as these files often need to be updated to increase an employer's protection.

Garden leave is typically used by employers when a senior worker is either dismissed or resigns, as it prevents them from being able to immediately work for a competitor.

It also means that the individual is prevented from acquiring trade secrets and developing further contacts.

Published on: October 3, 2011

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