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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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

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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Restrictive covenants: would a “non-compete” clause have kept Mary Berry on the Bake Off?

31 Oct 2016

The Government is considering a ban on restrictive covenants, but would this open the door to more poaching of staff?...

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Employment tribunal decides Uber drivers are workers

28 Oct 2016

Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave, according to an...

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Former Blair adviser to lead review of modern employment

3 Oct 2016

Matthew Taylor, a former policy adviser to Tony Blair, will lead an independent review into modern employment practices, Theresa May...

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Employing students: six tips for the new term

26 Sep 2016

In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As...

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Hermes could be subject to HMRC investigation

12 Sep 2016

Business minister Margot James has asked HMRC to consider launching an investigation into pay and employment practices at courier company...

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