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.


HMRC wins IR35 tribunal against three BBC presenters

HMRC has won an IR35 tribunal case at the High Court against three BBC presenters who will now have to...

Young and old most likely to miss out on paid holiday and payslips

16 Sep 2019

The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...

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Out-of-hours GP who had limited company was a worker, rules EAT

12 Sep 2019

A recent judgment has highlighted the urgent need for a reliable tool for organisations to determine employment status, a law...

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Landmark gig economy bill close to becoming law in California

11 Sep 2019

The state of California is close to passing a landmark bill that will require employers to treat gig economy workers...

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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Company to make single-use plastic a disciplinary offence

5 Sep 2019

A Sheffield-based company has announced plans to make it a disciplinary offence to bring single-use plastic into the office.
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Costa Coffee franchisee’s training cost deductions ‘unfair’, staff claim

20 Aug 2019

Employees at a Costa Coffee franchise in Essex claim they have had £200 deducted from their final payslips to cover...

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Asda staff protest over contract changes

15 Aug 2019

Asda staff have taken part a rally outside the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds in protest over contract changes that will...

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Employment law changes: 10 proposals in the pipeline for HR

2 Aug 2019

Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...

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New laws on misuse of NDAs in the workplace

22 Jul 2019

The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Railways urged to end zero-hours contracts after fatality

12 Jul 2019

The death of a likely-fatigued rail maintenance worker has prompted call for widespread change in the industry

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To compete or not compete, that is the question

10 Jul 2019

The recent judgment on restrictive covenants in contracts, Tillman v Egon Zehnder, overturned a century-old principle on competition clauses. But...

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Job insecurity fuelling university staff hardship

4 Jul 2019

Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...

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