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Specific Purpose Contracts: Thursday Tip

It is important that employers issue the correct type of contract of employment to employees. Sometimes employers make a mistake and issue a permanent contract where it should be a Specific Purpose Contract and this can cause unwanted HR issues.

An example of a Specific Purpose Contract is a contract to cover maternity leave. This contract should clearly state its specific purpose, for instance to cover a named individual’s maternity leave, and that the contract will terminate when the maternity leave finishes. Another such example is a position funded by the AIM programme. The contract is linked to funding received in respect of a child and the position will finish when the funding ceases.

Our Employment Contract Pack, which is specifically designed for the early years sector will guide you through writing an appropriate contract