Has anyone had experience of employing people to cover holidays/sickness rather than using agencies? We have decided to have our own bank of secretaries who will work as and when required. There would be no specific hours and they may only average 200 hours per year. Has anyone got a specimen employment contract I could look at. I am particlarly interested in the holiday and sick pay clauses. I believe the fairest way to deal with holiday pay would be to average hours worked over the holiday year and pay them at the end of the year. If you have employed anyone on this basis have you encountered any problem areas?
Jo Oxley

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