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.


Matthew Taylor was appointed last October by Downing Street to lead the a review of modern employment practicesRichard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

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

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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Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

14 Feb 2017

Reports have suggested that RBS, majority-owned by the taxpayer, will shell out some £340 million in staff bonuses this year,...

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"Like our plumbing, now our contracts are watertight," said Pimlico Plumbers chief Charlie MullinsAlan Davidson/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock

Court of Appeal: “self-employed” plumber has worker rights

10 Feb 2017

A plumber who signed an agreement with his company suggesting that he was self-employed was in fact entitled to some...

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Restaurant and pub waiters in insecure work has risen 128% in five years, according to the TUCPT-VS/ScottishViewpoint/REX/Shutterstock

Insecure work up 27% in five years says TUC

7 Feb 2017

The number of people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights has grown by 660,000 (27%) over the past...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

19 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

13 Jan 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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CitySprint courier should be classed as worker, says tribunal

9 Jan 2017

A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
This...

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There is much for the employment law aficionado to be excited about in 2017. Dirk v. Mallinckrodt / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

14 Dec 2016

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

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Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

30 Nov 2016

The Taylor review on modern employment practices launches today to look into the impact of changes to the labour market....

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016

30 Nov 2016

What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments...

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Universities accused of Sports Direct-style zero hours contracts

17 Nov 2016

University academics are increasingly being forced to accept zero hours contracts, work through temping agencies and other forms of “precarious...

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Brexit: what’s the legal position if employees must relocate?

16 Nov 2016

Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers...

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Varying contracts of employment: what are the risks for employers?

10 Nov 2016

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has suggested that thousands of M&S staff could lose their jobs in the run up to...

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Taxis and taxes: the wider implications of the Uber decision

8 Nov 2016

Most of the attention focused on the recent Uber decision has focused on the employment law aspects of the case....

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