Our employment contracts have not been updated for at least 15 years, should we update our employment contract? If so how do we change them?
It would be sensible to review your employment contract and amend them in light of the changes that have arisen in employment law over the last 15 years, to ensure they are compliant with legislation.
Some terms within the contract can be changed without the agreement of the employee. For example the holiday term in your old contract may not provide minimum holidays. However due to legislation changes all employees are entitled to a minimum holiday entitlement.
Initially you will be required to read your employment contract and then review the existing contract to identify what changes may need to be made. This can be quite a time consuming exercise and unfortunately if you are not aware of the law surrounding employment rights you are unlikely to know what changes need to be made.