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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.
13 Jan 2005
Unison has won a landmark victory against a local authority's decision to dismiss 2,500 staff and re-employ them on less favourable terms.
23 Dec 2004
Union Bectu has advised members to accept a London pay dealthat will see theatres open on Sundays
14 Dec 2004
The Gambling Bill, due to come into force in 2006, will increase the number of staff employed in the gaming industry, raising issues for employers
13 Dec 2004
The UK’s airline pilots are threatening not to co-operate if new laws harmonising flying hours across the EU are introduced....
30 Nov 2004
A CV-checking expert is warning that too many employers are taking unnecessary risks through the inadequate monitoring of existing staff...
30 Nov 2004
The new consultation laws will encourage employers and staff to understand each other better
11 Nov 2004
In its annual submission to the Low Pay Commission (LPC), the TUC will today recommend an increase in the adult...
11 Nov 2004
A government drive to end the UK’s compensation culture has been welcomed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).In a...
9 Nov 2004
The European Commission’s (EC) review of the Working Time Directive has reached a critical stage. Over the next few weeks,...
3 Nov 2004
The majority of UK businesses now have strategies in place to deal with stress at work, according to the Institute...
26 Oct 2004
More than 9,200 employees at supermarket chain Safeway were told that their jobs are safe following a £260m sell-off yesterday.Morrison,...
19 Oct 2004
Suing staff for breach of contract can mean navigating dangerous waters. So what should employers watch out for?
18 Oct 2004
Retail union Usdaw hailed Friday 15 October as a “historic milestone”, after the Christmas Day (Trading) Bill passed its final...
5 Oct 2004
The majority of employers are confident that their existing consultation procedures will comply with the forthcoming Information and Consultation of...