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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.
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...
1 Jul 2004
Top 10 questions you need to consider before the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2005 take effect from next March.
1 Jun 2004
In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features. ...
1 Jun 2004
Is the Code of Practice on public sector staff transfers really preventing two-tier workforces?
18 May 2004
The deployment of army reservists in Iraq requires a balancing act between the employee's right to be reinstated on their return, and the employer's right to protect its business interests. John Charlton reports on the state of play so far
1 Apr 2004
Workplace romances are inevitable considering the amount of time spent at work. But it is important that employers have a...
23 Mar 2004
Company e-mails are increasingly turning up in court as evidence in litigation cases. To help employers protect themselves, HR must ensure that company e-mail policies are watertight.
17 Jan 2003
TUC call for the Government to extend full employment rights to all workers by
closing the legal loopholes around...
18 Jun 2002
Leaked reports of workplace laws shake-up refer to staff being able to claim greater compensation and claim it sooner