Minimum wage changes – do I need to update all employee contracts?

Employment Contracts

It is a legal requirement in an employee’s written statement of particulars to include “how much and how often” an employee or worker will get paid.

Making changes

When making changes employers need to:

  • update the terms of their employees’ ‘written statement’ of employment conditions
  • write to their employees within a month to tell them exactly what has changed

The entire contract does not need to be updated but workers should receive a document attached to the existing contract outlining the change in rate, date commenced, signed by the employee and employer.

The Fast Forward audit will look at the management system that reviews all of the above, including evidence that employees have been sent letters confirming the change.  

This information has been produced by the not-for-profit Fast Forward (Stronger2gether Ltd) for information only and is not exhaustive nor a substitute for legal advice. Fast Forward and its advisors exclude liability for any claim or loss alleged to have arisen from or in connection with use of the information included within.