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Scottish Agricultural Wages Order and guidance

Published: 20 Mar 2018

The Agricultural Wages Order and guidance details the minimum hourly rates of pay and other terms and conditions for agricultural workers in Scotland.

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Scottish Agricultural Wages Order and guidance
Appendix 1

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Appendix 1

Statement of Particulars of Employment

In terms of section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 an employer is required to give an employee a statement of particulars of employment within two months of commencing employment. Where a change occurs in any of the matters covered in the statement, employees must be given written notification of this as soon as possible and, in any event, within one month. The following statement is a list of all the particulars which the employer is required to give. It is, however, intended as a guide only. The employer is strongly advised to consult his own solicitors as to how the statement should be completed in any particular case and in any event must have regard to the provisions of the Wages Order.

1. Employer (Name)
Employee (Name)

2. Date of Employment
(a) Your employment began on (date)

(b) Continuous employment ( enter this section only where applicable). As previous employment with [specify relevant previous employer]

counts as part of your period of continuous employment your employment is deemed to have begun on (date)

3. Job Title
You are employed as a

The employer reserves the right to transfer you to other suitable duties if there is no work available at your job OR it is necessary for the needs of the business. (The employer should specify as required.)

4. Wages
(a) Your rate of pay will be:

(where applicable the method of calculating remuneration should be entered in this section including benefits and advantages).

(b) Pay interval
The interval at which remuneration will be paid will be weekly/monthly/at the following specified intervals [delete whichever is inapplicable].

5. Hours
Your terms and conditions in relation to hours of work are as follows:

(The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order sets a minimum calculation for overtime hours of the minimum hourly rate x 1.5).

6. Holidays
Your entitlement to holidays, including special holidays and holiday pay, is as follows:

7. Place of Work
Your place of work will be [where employee is required or permitted to work in various places include an indication of that and of the address of the employer]

8. Sickness
Your terms and conditions relating to incapacity for work due to sickness, injury or other medical condition and to sick pay are as set out in the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order as amended from time to time or as set out hereunder [delete whichever is inapplicable].

(Where they differ from the Wages Order you should enter any alternative terms and conditions in this section eg agreed qualifying days for Statutory Sick Pay purposes.)

9. Pensions
The Employer will comply with the employer pension duties in respect of the Employee in accordance with Part I of the Pensions Act 2008.

10. Termination of Contract

If applicable:

Your contract is for a fixed term and will terminate on (date):

Your employment under this contract is not intended to be permanent and is expected to continue only for [.............] weeks.

11. Notice
The amount of notice of termination of your employment you are entitled to receive is:

The amount of notice you are required to give is:

12. Disciplinary Procedures
The disciplinary rules which apply to you are:
(an explanation of the employer’s rules is required here. For more details about the statutory code that must be complied with see the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures.)

If you are dissatisfied with any disciplinary or dismissal decision which affects you, you should apply in the first instance to:
(specify the name of the person to whom the employee can apply)

Such application should be made as follows:
(specify manner in which application should be made)

13. Grievances
If you have a grievance about your employment you should apply in the first instance to (specify the name of the person to whom the employee can apply)

Such application should be made as follows:
(specify manner in which application should be made)

14. Other Terms and Conditions
(any collective agreements which directly affect the terms and conditions of employment should be referred to, if there are none this requires to be stated).

Signature of Employer

Signature of Employee