Contractual or Discretionary? Considerations when drafting Employment Benefits Policies

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 25 March 2019
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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In an increasingly competitive recruitment market, the onus is on employers to do everything they can to attract the very best talent available. Rewarding work, good culture and career opportunities are all important to prospective employees. However, employment benefits have become a key tool for employers to attract new recruits and distinguish themselves from their competitors.

In drafting provisions for any benefits (whether in the contract of employment or any policy), employers should ensure that they have the right to amend or withdraw any benefit. In the case of bonuses and commission payments, employers should ensure that the exercise of the scheme is at the employer’s discretion,

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This article is correct at 25/03/2019

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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