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How Contracts of Employment adds real value to your organisation.

A fundamental part of the employment relationship, is fully compliant terms and conditions of employment, drafted specifically to your business requirements, ensuring that terms are always in line with current legislation.

We are delighted that Louise McGeady Founder and Principal HR Consultant of Opal People Solutions is sharing her expertise with our client-base and website followers

This week she explains how Contracts of Employment adds real value to your organisation.

During this Opal People Solutions interview video series, Louise also gives an insight into how important Contracts of Employment are and what key elements need to be included.

Louise begins by stating Contracts of Employment are a legal requirement under the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 in NI, the Employment Rights Act in GB & the Terms of Employment (Information) Act in Ireland. There is a requirement that you provide your employees with written Terms and Conditions of employment within 8 weeks of employment. Louise goes on to state that there are regional variations between Great Britain (on or before the start date) and the Republic of Ireland (within 2 months of the start date).

Louise explained that the services offered by her business can vary depending on the needs of the client: “The Contract of Employment sets out your obligations and responsibilities as an employer and also sets out my rights as an employee.”

“It’s the fundamental reference point that comes up during any query that comes up during the employment relationship and certainly when I’m advising clients, I’ll always bring it back to the Contract of Employment.”

To find out more about the importance of Contracts of Employments, and much more including human resources functions and processes, watch Opal People Solutions’s series video interview with HR Consultant Louise McGeady on Opal People Solutions YouTube channel. Subscribe to stay updated.

Jennifer McWilliams
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Louise McGeady
Opal People Solutions

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