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.


Capita ends exit payments for graduates on training scheme

It has emerged that last month Capita scrapped its policy of charging thousands of pounds in exit fees to graduates...

Deliveroo riders win six-figure settlement over pay and rights

29 Jun 2018

Fifty Deliveroo riders are to receive a share in a six-figure settlement after they claimed they had been unlawfully denied...

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Hermes drivers ruled as workers, not self-employed

25 Jun 2018

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than self-employed.

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From Uber to Deliveroo via Pimlico: The search for clarity on the gig economy

22 Jun 2018

In recent cases it has become apparent that Uber, City Sprint, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers had each created contracts that purported to ensure that their “partners” – the drivers, cyclists and plumbers – were classed as “self employed”

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Taxes and the gig economy: what should employers expect?

14 Jun 2018

The Supreme Court this week deemed a former Pimlico plumber a worker for employment rights purposes, even though he was...

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Pimlico Plumbers worker wins Supreme Court battle

13 Jun 2018

In a key gig economy case decision, the Supreme Court has decided that a plumber who brought a case against...

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Firms face legal challenge over ‘arbitrary’ training fees

1 Jun 2018

Outsourcing and IT services firms including Capita and FDM Group are facing a legal challenge from former employees who have...

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Most employers back idea for stable contract requests

1 Jun 2018

Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...

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MPs press for action over Sainsbury’s pay and contract review

22 May 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to take action over an “array of deplorable decisions” that MPs say will...

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Consultation into private sector tax avoidance a ‘fatal blow’

18 May 2018

Freelance and contractor bodies have called a new Government consultation into IR35 tax reform a “fatal blow” to the UK’s...

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Deliveroo plans to make permanent staff shareholders

17 May 2018

Deliveroo has announced that it will make all permanent staff shareholders, in a move worth around £10m.

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EAT upholds claim that Addison Lee courier was worker

11 May 2018

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a claim by an Addison Lee cycle courier that he was a worker, rather...

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Risk assessing relationships: Time to review employment contracts

11 May 2018

With major changes to employment status likely on the horizon and a growing proportion of the workforce operating within the...

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Labour enforcement body calls for crackdown on worker exploitation

9 May 2018

The Director for Labour Market Enforcement has called for higher financial penalties for employers who exploit workers and flout employment...

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Don’t believe the gig economy hype, says Matthew Taylor

24 Apr 2018

The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out...

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