Must an employee's employment particulars be provided in one document?

Certain information about an employee's employment must be provided in a single document, known as the principal statement. The principal statement must include:

  • the names of the employer and employee; the date when the employment began;
  • the date when the employee's period of continuous service began;
  • the scale or rate of remuneration and the method of calculating it;
  • the intervals at which remuneration occurs;
  • any terms and conditions relating to hours of work;
  • entitlement to holiday including public holidays and holiday pay;
  • the employee's job title or a brief description of his or her work; and
  • the place of work or, where the employee works at various places, an indication of this and the employer's address.