Our employer would like to introduce some new policies and procedures for our employees. Are there any issues with just implementing these without consultation?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 February 2011
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox
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If you do not intend the policies to be in the employee contracts (and thereby contractually binding) then, from a strict legal perspective, you can just put the procedures into force. However, it may be appropriate to make some policies contractual, for example those relating to pay, expenses, hours of work or post-termination restrictions. To implement such policies on a contractual basis, you should have evidence of each employee agreeing to them, as you would with any term of an employee’s contract. Ideally, this agreement will be a signed document or email confirmation. An alternative approach is to explain in writing to each employee that the policies are contractual and will be

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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