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Guernsey: Contracts of employment

Original and updating author: Rachel Guthrie, Mourant Ozannes

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  • An employment contract can be made orally or in writing, and includes both express and implied terms. (See General)
  • There is no statutory requirement for a probationary period, but the employer and employee may agree to one, of any length. (See Probationary periods)
  • There are few legal differences between employment contracts for different types of work, although some specific rules apply to fixed-term contracts. (See Types of contract)
  • Not later than four weeks after an employee starts work, the employer must provide the employee with a written statement of the terms of their employment. (See Written statement of terms of employment)
  • Any changes to fundamental terms and conditions of employment must be agreed with the employee. (See Variation of contract)