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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Matthew Taylor review: expect a right to request fixed hours

Workers on zero hours contracts could be given the right to request a move to a fixed number of hours....

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

22 May 2017

As the manifestos are published, we run down the policies most likely to influence the employment landscape

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Electronic signatures: the easiest HR transformation you haven’t made yet

15 May 2017

PROMOTED | Whether you’re signing a contract of employment, approving a new role or changing terms and conditions... Find out more

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Zero hours workers assume no entitlement to paid holiday

9 May 2017

Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens...

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Self-employment loopholes must be closed, says Work and Pensions Committee

2 May 2017

Government must close the loopholes that allow “gig economy” companies to

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More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

25 Apr 2017

Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

24 Apr 2017

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments

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Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

20 Apr 2017

Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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Still using paper signatures? Time to go digital

18 Apr 2017

PROMOTED | Every step of the employee lifecycle involves documents and signatures, whether you’re signing... Find out more

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Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage

18 Apr 2017

Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the...

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£25,000 for early termination of apprenticeship contract

4 Apr 2017

An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an employee whose apprenticeship was ended early. Stephen Simpson...

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

24 Mar 2017

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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