Rachel Pallet

Sep 11 2019

Employment Contracts: Know your rights!

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If you’re job searching, it’s important you know what type of employment contracts are available when you’re applying for roles and what your rights are. Here’s a breakdown of what types of contracts you could be offered when job seeking.

Full time contract – Most common, these roles are often permanent contracts too and offer benefits such as holiday, pensions, sick leave and more. Most full time roles are between 35-40 hours a week.

Part time contract – Again, these are generally permanent roles and hold the same rights as full time employees, but their hours will be less than full time (35-40 hours a week). The hours will vary depending on the needs of the business.

Fixed term contract – Offering the same rights as the above contracts, but with the difference of a specific end date to the role.

Temporary contract – Similar to a fixed term contract, but the work is likely to be rolling or ongoing, on more of a short term basis.

Freelancers and Contractors – these types of contracts engage people on a self employed basis meaning they are responsible for their own tax and NI contributions, and may not be entitled to the same benefits as employed staff. However, they can enjoy full flexibility and negotiate their own terms.

Zero hour contract – employees are given work as required by the employer, and hours can vary each week according to the needs of the organisation.

For more information about our latest vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 01582 696959 or office@flexistaffuk.com.