Editor's message: Employers must provide most employees with a written statement of employment particulars within two months of the employee starting employment.
Certain key information must be provided in a single document such as salary, dates of employment, job title and holiday entitlement.
Additional information on matters such as sick pay or disciplinary and grievance procedures can be provided by other means including staff handbooks, a letter of engagement or on an intranet site.
Fiona Cuming, employment law editor
Updated to include information on recommendations relating to written statements of employment particulars in the Taylor review of modern working practices.
Updated to include information on the Government's announcement that it will consult on non-competition clauses.
A model letter reminding an employee to sign and return his or her written statement of terms and conditions of employment.
A model letter sending an employee his or her written statement of terms and conditions of employment.
Practical guidance on drafting an employment contract, including the written statement of particulars; formation of the contract; variation clauses; mobility clauses; collective agreements; probationary periods; confidentiality clauses; garden leave clauses; and post-termination restrictions.
A model written statement of terms and conditions of employment for an employee whose contract is to last for one month or more.
In Southern Cross Healthcare Co Ltd v Perkins and others  IRLR 247 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employment tribunal had no jurisdiction to interpret a term of the employee's contract relating to his entitlement to annual leave.
The Court of Appeal has held that employment tribunals do not have jurisdiction to construe contractual terms and conditions contained or referred to in written statements of particulars of employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the written statement of terms and conditions of employment.