The importance of written documentation in employment

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 28 February 2012
Majella Culbert
PwC Legal
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We have asked the Corporate Legal Services Department of PwC to write an article about the importance of written documentation in employment.

The majority of local businesses in Northern Ireland are small/medium enterprises, many of which are owner managed and run by families. In such small, close knit, working environments, there can be more of a tendency to keep things relatively informal in terms of policies and procedures. This can lead to particular difficulties when it comes to employment arrangements. In some cases an organisation’s approach will have been developed through custom and practice over a period of time. This can lead to confusion from employees unfamiliar with

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Majella Culbert
PwC Legal

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