The EEA Contract Creator is an easy to follow, five stage process, where you can select options and upload your own company logo to create a Written Statement of Employment Particulars (aka and often referred to as a 'Written Contract').
Your grooms contracts will save to your EEA account, enabling you to print them off at any time and reproduce a new version for new members of your team as they join.
The Contract Creator will give you the peace of mind that you are complying with legislation and that your contracts have the most up to date legal details and also include equestrian specific options.
The Contract Creator is compliant with English and Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish law and includes the option to create a version for an Apprentice.
With EEA membership for just £42.50per year you can use the EEA Contract Creator for free and create as many contracts as you require for your business.
Watch this short video to see how easy it is to create your bespoke written contracts.
The Legal Facts
A contract of employment is an agreement which governs the employment relationship between an employer and employee. The requirements in this section also apply to ‘workers’, which is a wider category. If you are not sure whether you are hiring an individual as an employee or as a worker you should seek legal advice.
You must provide each employee with a ‘written statement of employment particulars’ either on or before the start date of their employment.
This document does not need to be longer than one sheet of A4 paper, and should cover the main terms in the agreement. A list of what should be included is available on the government website.
Within 2 months of the start of employment you must provide a ‘wider written statement’, which should include information on pensions and pension schemes, collective agreements, any other right to non-compulsory training that you offer, and disciplinary and grievance procedures.
It is good practice to provide all these documents to the employee prior to their start date to avoid breaching any time limits. You may also want to ask for confirmation of receipt.
“The process was really easy to follow. It is fast to complete, plus you don't worry about rewording something or the language you use as the system does all that for you. I always felt the contract served the employee more than the employer, but this makes me much more confident about not just our responsibilities but also the employees.”
MANDY DAY, DRESSAGE RIDER & LIVERY YARD OWNER
“The Contract Creator was very easy to use and I will definitely use it again for the staff at Caldeocte Farm. Once I actually got going on it, I realised how important this document is and how it actually protects me as an employer. The Contract Creator made it easy and straightforward. I really recommend it for any equine business."
The EEA is the membership association for all equestrian employers in the UK and NI.