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.


New rights for agency and temporary workers revealed

New legislation to bolster workers’ rights, including an extension of the right to a written statement of entitlements and closing...

Temple Bar district of Dublin

Ireland on track to end zero-hour contracts

14 Dec 2018

The Irish government has said it will end most zero-hour contracts in the country by summer as its Employment (Miscellaneous...

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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

12 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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High Court upholds Deliveroo self-employment and collective bargaining ruling

5 Dec 2018

The High Court has held that Deliveroo riders are self-employed and cannot form a collective bargaining unit.
The Independent Workers...

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Agency workers earn £400 a year less than directly employed colleagues

3 Dec 2018

Agency workers are subject to a “pay penalty” of 16p an hour if they are in the same job for...

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CBRE recognised for change management in Carillion collapse

21 Nov 2018

CBRE won the 2018 Personnel Today Award for Managing Change this evening, in recognition for the speedy transfer of Carillion’s...

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Real People HR made HR Consultancy of the Year 2018

21 Nov 2018

Real People HR walked away with HR Consultancy of the Year at tonight’s Personnel Today Awards 2018 in recognition of...

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EAT upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers are workers

14 Nov 2018

Addison Lee has lost its claim at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that its drivers were self-employed.
The EAT ruling today...

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Judge takes appeal to be recognised as ‘worker’ to the Supreme Court

13 Nov 2018

A judge who is attempting to be recognised as a “worker”, therefore entitling her to certain employment rights, is taking...

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Swedish derogation repeal likely in gig economy shake-up

9 Nov 2018

Prime minister Theresa May is planning a series of measures to toughen workers’ rights, including the ending of the Swedish...

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Top 10 HR questions October 2018: annual leave and sickness absence

2 Nov 2018

How should employers deal with annual leave entitlement for employees on long-term sick leave? This issue is dealt with in...

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Three-quarters of staff experience pay ‘volatility’

15 Oct 2018

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

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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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