• A contract of employment is a legal agreement between an employer and an employee.  It comes into force when an employee agrees to work for an employer in return for pay. 
  • In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.

  • Employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment within two months of the commencement of employment.

  • Restraint of trade, also known as ‘restrictive covenants’ help organisations to protect themselves against competitors getting access to their confidential or commercially sensitive information.