Terms and conditions of employment

Employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of certain terms and conditions of their employment within two months of the beginning of their employment.

Employer should always consult with the employee prior to changing employees' terms and conditions of employment. Failure to follow a fair procedure when varying employees' terms and conditions of employment may result in an employee bringing a claim for breach of contract.


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Working when the clocks go forward: how should employers handle losing an hour?

The clocks go forward an hour at 1:00am on Sunday 26 March 2017. But what does this mean for staff...

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Employment status: Excel cycle courier was worker

24 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has held that a cycle courier whose contracts with Excel labelled him as a contractor was in...

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Australian employment law: 10 key features

24 Mar 2017

Generous leave entitlements and a unique legal framework characterise Australian employment law. Qian Mou highlights 10 interesting aspects of workplaces...

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Many of the recent employment status cases have been brought against courier companies. Photo: Pariah/REX/Shutterstock.

Uber employment status case: are there implications for all employers?

23 Mar 2017

Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector?...

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Most gig workers want better rights

17 Mar 2017

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of “gig economy” workers believe the Government should guarantee them basic employment rights and benefits, with only...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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BBC reporter’s employment case struck out

8 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has struck out a BBC reporter’s claim after finding that she discussed her case with a newspaper...

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“Worker” status should be abolished, MPs told

7 Mar 2017

The distinction between “employee” and “worker” should be abolished, according to experts called before the first morning’s hearing of an...

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HMRC denies its new employment status tool is unreliable

7 Mar 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has vigorously denied claims that its new Employment Status Service tool is unreliable and inaccurate....

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Workers employed on a zero hours contract in their main job (thousands)Resolution Foundation analysis of Labour Force Survey data, ONS

Use of zero hours contracts is stalling

3 Mar 2017

The number of people working under zero hours contracts appears to have slowed significantly in 2016, according to fresh analysis...

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Revising a contract of employment: tips to avoid unfair dismissal

2 Mar 2017

Employers must tread carefully when revising a contract of employment. Joanna Sutton offers tips to avoid unfair dismissal claims or ...

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Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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Acas updates its guidance to reflect gig economy developments

28 Feb 2017

Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing...

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The gig economy, demonstrated by  the working practices of companies like Deliveroo, shows that employment law is miles behind modern working.practices.Photo by Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

Employment status: will 2017 bring new legal rights for casual workers?

22 Feb 2017

A government review of employment status and further gig economy tribunal cases are expected this year, not to mention the...

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Businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax, says Matthew Taylor

14 Feb 2017

Matthew Taylor, the head of Theresa May’s independent review of modern employment practices, has said that businesses are using self-employment...

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