What contract do I need to to hire an employee as a company?

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If you need to to hire an employee you should consider using an employment agreement. This page will explain why and how to create your next employment agreement.

An employment agreement allows an employer to hire an employee. An employment contract specifies the rights and obligations of the employer and the employee. An employment contract will specify key information such as the employee's role, salary, work location, hours and holidays.

An employer can be a person or a company and needs to be registered with PAYE before they can formally employ someone. An employer will also need to subscribe to employer's liability insurance. Whilst an employment agreement can be initiated before these obligations are satisfied, the employer must have them in place before the employee starts working.

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An employee will have a job title and line manager which should be clearly defined in the employment agreement to ensure that their role is understood.

Employment contracts will have a number of clauses to protect the employer's confidential information, intellectual property and other sensitive information which is important to prevent it from being shared with potential competitors during or immediately after employment.

To create an employment agreement which meets your requirements and protects your rights as an employer, simply register with Legislate and answer some simple questions. After a couple of steps, Legislate will build a custom employment agreement which will allow you to swiftly hire employees whilst offering a professional experience.

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