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.


Three-quarters of staff experience pay ‘volatility’

Almost three-quarters (73%) of workers see their income fluctuate from month to month, with lower earners at more risk of...

Nearly half of zero-hours workers want regular shifts

5 Oct 2018

Almost half of people on zero-hours contracts want to work more hours and in a more regular shift pattern, but...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2018 – probation dismissals and unavailable companions

2 Oct 2018

Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?

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Inquiry into law evasion in gig economy launched

27 Sep 2018

An inquiry into the extent of alleged “employment law evasion” in the gig economy has been launched by work and...

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Labour plans compulsory employee share ownership

24 Sep 2018

A future Labour government would require all companies with 250 or more employees to give shares to their workers worth...

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How rethinking executive pay can act as a catalyst for change

20 Sep 2018

Ahead of the introduction of executive pay ratio reporting regulations next year, Jason Stockwood looks at how CEO pay could...

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Labour pledges to give gig workers the same rights as employees

11 Sep 2018

The Labour party would give gig economy workers the same rights as employees – including sick pay, parental leave and...

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Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist: Managing Change

11 Sep 2018

As finalists and judges gather this evening in London for the 2018 Personnel Today Awards Shortlist Party, over the next...

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TUC: Use technology to work shorter weeks, not bully workers

10 Sep 2018

The TUC claims employees could work shorter weeks on higher rates of pay if we make the most of new...

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Law Commission confirms electronic signatures are valid

22 Aug 2018

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to sign formal legal documents, such as employment contracts,...

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Capita ends exit payments for graduates on training scheme

16 Jul 2018

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

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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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