Getting Started with Employment Contracts

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 at 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: FREE

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Are you keen to learn more about setting up employment contracts correctly? Maybe you’re a small business owner or HR professional working in an SME and you’re responsible for ensuring appropriate clauses are in place, to protect your business as we enter a period of change? If you are, this session will show you where to start.

In the current climate, more and more employers and staffing managers are realising the need to evaluate and shore up their HR procedures and employment contracts, to ensure they adequately meet the unfolding challenges for their businesses.

For most of us, now is the time to ensure employment clauses are robust and the terms they express reflect the changes in trading conditions, that may potentially lay ahead.

Whether you want to take this opportunity to review and update your terms and conditions and restrictive covenants, or gain an understanding of what clauses you might consider, this session will help you set off on the right foot.

Who should attend this webinar?

This business-essential session is aimed at SME owners and HR professionals, who are responsible for forming employment contracts and ensuring they meet both existing legislation and the evolving needs of the their organisation.

Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for this session.

What will we cover?

  • Understanding how a contract is formed. 

  • Getting to grips with contractual terms and conditions. 

  • Changing terms and conditions - what you need to know. 

  • Looking at notice periods and how these work in practice.

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

You will leave this webinar equipped with:

  • Confidently form a watertight employment contract. 

  • Ensure appropriate clauses are in place to protect your business.


  • 10.00am - 10.45am - Webinar presentation

  • 10.45am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.45am - Webinar presentation

  • 11.45am - 12.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

Sarah Loates is a Chartered HR Professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has provided HR advice, support and leadership to a wide range of sectors and business types, from private and family owned businesses, to significant multinationals including EOn.

Sarah has a breadth of knowledge and her areas of expertise include employee relations, employment law and talent management.



This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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