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.


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

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

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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Zero hours contracts increase by 100,000 as workers more aware

23 Apr 2018

The number of people on zero hour contracts in the UK increased by around 100,000 last year, according to the...

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MPs urge ministers to speed up gig economy measures

20 Apr 2018

MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig...

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What does going into administration really mean for employees?

19 Apr 2018

With stories about company collapse in the headlines all too often, Kelly Tucker from HR Star looks at the practical...

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Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in accordance with “at-will” agreement

16 Apr 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, has stepped down from his position following an investigation into allegations of misconduct. Accord...

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Employment status: Time to review off-payroll arrangements

3 Apr 2018

With greater scrutiny of employment status by HMRC, employers need to look carefully at their off-payroll labour arrangements, argues Hilary...

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Misconduct dismissals: Could the long-established approach to fairness be open to question?

28 Mar 2018

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent case in which the Supreme Court judges seemed to cast doubt on...

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Five Brexit risks employers should plan for

27 Mar 2018

With Brexit headlines seeming to contradict each other every day, employers lack certainty around workforce planning. Dan Peyton from law...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

1 Mar 2018

With parts of the UK experiencing heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of...

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