Employment Overview


Before selecting and downloading one of the employment templates, read Netlawman's helpful guides on:


Employing younger staff

How best to approach employing younger staff and the legal effects of doing so. More Info


What a contract of employment should and shouldn't contain

Why you should use written employment contracts, the essential terms, and the extent to which you can choose vs. what the law requires. More Info


Employment agency or employment business?

A short guide to the differences between employment agencies (also known as recruitment agencies) and employment business as affected by the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. More Info


Arranging a secondment: practical and legal considerations

Why a business might second an employee, the benefits, how to and the legal consequences of doing so. More Info


Employee medical records: access for employer

Medical records are rightly regarded as extremely confidential, but there are occasions when an employer can legally request and view them. This article explains those circumstances. More Info


Unlawful deductions from wages

Read about when it is unlawful to deduct money from an employee's wages and the few circumstances in which it is permissible. More Info


Setting yourself up as an employer

Setting up as an employer: where to start and how to comply More Info


Fixed-term employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002

Guidance on the Fixed-term employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. How they affect your business and how best to comply. More Info


The National Minimum Wage

Find out employer obligations to pay the NMW, how employees can resolve underpayment, and who is entitled to receive it. More Info


Discipline and grievance

Information for employers and employees on the forthcoming ACAS disciplinary and grievance procedure. More Info


Amending a contract of employment

How to amend contracts of employment while complying with employment law. More Info


Employing an apprentice

A short guide explaining what is apprenticeship in law and what a contract of apprenticeship entails for an employer. It covers costs and funding and training and employment requirements. More Info


Read what Net Lawman.co.uk, our legal employment document provider, says about its templates:

"Net Lawman employment contracts are fuller versions than others you may find on the Internet.

We include not only the terms required to comply with the law, but also provisions that many contracts do not contain. These aim to protect your business from, for example: purposeful or accidental intellectual property theft; or being called to tribunals by disgruntled employees.

Our contracts are completely up-to-date with the law as necessary and we follow best practice recommendations by ACAS and other bodies.

We use plain English and modern language throughout the documents. Doing so makes clear your expectations for your employee without reducing the legal effect of the document, and has the additional advantage of making editing easy. Details such as duties and training provisions can be added if required, either within the existing text, or by reference to a job description.

Our contracts can be used by any type of organisation (including companies, charities, trusts, partnerships, and governmental organisations) of any size and in any industry.

They are suitable for:

  • for any new employee
  • to replace your existing contracts which may be out of date
  • for any level of employee (we provide fuller contracts for senior staff)
  • whether the employee is permanently employed (full or part-time) or temporary"


Detailed guidance notes are provided with each template. Net Lawman offers a money back guarantee if the document is not what you need, as well as a legal review option if you want some professional assistance when you are drawing up your documents.

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