Employment contracts

Employers are required to provide employees with an employment contract, 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 an employee's contract 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.


TUPE: Do employers need to consider ‘workers’?

The legal distinction between employee and worker usually focuses on rights such as leave and pay, but what happens in...

Setting up a Community Interest Company: what are the HR challenges?

25 Nov 2019

Community Interest Companies (CICs) are becoming a more popular option for running heritage sites or similar organisations transferring out of...

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Hotel sector failing to protect ‘vulnerable workforce’ from modern slavery

22 Nov 2019

Only 18 of 71 global hotel firms operating in the UK have met the minimum requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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Environmental activism: how can an employer impose its views?

20 Nov 2019

Encouraging employees to adopt a greener lifestyle is one thing, but how far can employers go in terms of building...

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Labour would help workers ‘take back control’

19 Nov 2019

A future Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” and would help workers “take back control”, John McDonnell...

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How easy is it to implement a four-day week?

11 Nov 2019

If the four-day week is to be a realistic option for businesses, work needs to be done on how it can be made to suit companies of different sizes.

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Asda staff given extra week to sign new contract or lose jobs

4 Nov 2019

Retail staff at Asda who have yet to sign a new contract have been given an additional seven days to...

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‘Up to 12,000’ Asda staff face dismissal this weekend

1 Nov 2019

Up to 12,000 Asda staff are yet to sign a new contract that will require them to work flexible hours...

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Supreme Court rules in favour of inventor in Unilever diabetes case

25 Oct 2019

The UK’s highest court has awarded £2m compensation to a scientist over technology he came up with while working for Unilever in the 1980s.

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Working when the clocks go back: how do employers handle the extra hour?

25 Oct 2019

The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 27 October 2019. But what does this mean for night workers?

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HMRC to reform CEST tool ahead of IR35 changes

23 Oct 2019

HM Revenue and Customs has announced it will make changes to its Check Employment Status for Tax tool, which has...

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‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

17 Oct 2019

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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Back to basics: Employment law foundations critical for all businesses

9 Oct 2019

Brenda Charnock examines the case of a woman unfairly dismissed for being pregnant and asks why some employers fail to...

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Gig economy: Uber launches on-demand jobs app ‘Works’

3 Oct 2019

Uber Technologies has launched a new app to put casual workers in touch with employers trying to fill vacant shifts....

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