If you are running a standard business with standard staff then a standard ‘contract’ may work for you. Employment law is often approached as if contracts of employment are simply about compliance. A simple standard contract works for a simple standard business.
There is really no such thing. If you just take a copy of a contract issued by a company you used to work for and give it to your staff you will quickly find you don’t have the organisational structure to make that contract work for you.
Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes may do wonders for your understanding of their life, but doing the same in their contractual shoes will normally turn out badly. Employment law is about so much more than compliance (and making you walk in the wrong shoes)
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Your journey from start-up to success is a long road to travel. Taking that trip without organising well-fitting contracts of employment for your staff (and freelance worker agreements) will give you a lot more than blisters.
Talk to us about something that doesn’t cramp your style – for about the same price as one or two good pairs of shoes, we can help you with your journey.
We founded Irenicon in 1980 to help employers make employment law work for them. We were always a mixed disciplinary practice – something quite revolutionary at the time. Over the years we have worked with some wonderful organisations, pushing the boundaries of how employment law can really be made to work without restricting the flow of the organisation.