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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.
2 Apr 2019
If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...
1 Apr 2019
Addison Lee has been denied permission to appeal against the ruling that its drivers are workers and not self-employed.
25 Mar 2019
The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector....
25 Mar 2019
The exploitation of workers must be tackled quickly and effectively, MP Frank Field has recommended in a new report critical of the length of time cases are taking.
22 Mar 2019
The clocks go forward an hour at 1:00am GMT on Sunday 31 March 2019. But what does this mean for...
21 Mar 2019
An engineer who won a Supreme Court case against Pimlico Plumbers – establishing that he was a worker and not...
7 Mar 2019
A slump in profits has seen the John Lewis Partnership cut its staff bonus to the lowest level in 66 years, the retailer has announced.
1 Mar 2019
A group of art lecturers who lost their jobs at the National Gallery have won their legal fight to be recognised as workers, allowing them to claim certain employment benefits such as holiday pay.
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...
20 Feb 2019
In December 2018, the government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan,...
4 Feb 2019
Delivery firm Hermes has struck a “ground-breaking” deal with the GMB Union to give its couriers the option to receive...
1 Feb 2019
The number of business-related laws passed in 2018 fell by 27%, according to research by Thomson Reuters. With civil service...
30 Jan 2019
With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...
28 Jan 2019
Businesses, particularly in the finance, technology, pharma, IT and manufacturing sectors use non-compete provisions to protect against potentially unfair competition...