Terms and conditions of employment

Employers are required to provide employees with 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 employees' terms and conditions 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.


Amazon drivers’ false self-employment dispute settled

A courier company that delivers parcels for Amazon has settled a dispute with drivers that the GMB union claimed were...


Bill looking to ban zero-hours contracts moves a step closer

9 Jan 2018

A bill seeking to ban zero-hours contacts and bolster workers’ rights is to come before parliament for a second reading...

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Gig economy legislation: What developments can we expect this year?

3 Jan 2018

2017 was a landmark year for legal developments in the gig economy. As we await the Government’s full response to...

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From workers’ rights to dress codes: What does 2018 have in store?

28 Dec 2017

Brexit may mean a degree of uncertainty in employment law, but what is the direction of travel in 2018? Beverley...

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Uber's appeal will be heard by the Court of Appeal during 2018
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Eight employment law cases that will shape 2018

28 Dec 2017

We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2018, with cases due on employment status in the gig...

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Dyson case: What employers need to know about fiduciary duties

20 Dec 2017

Electrical company Dyson recently announced it would sue its former chief executive, Max Conze, for “breaching his fiduciary duties” and...

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Zero hours workers subject to more sexual harassment

11 Dec 2017

Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

11 Dec 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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“We’re not like Uber or the other gig economy companies” – Hermes

7 Dec 2017

Courier company Hermes has sought to distance itself from the criticism surrounding gig economy employers by claiming its use of...

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Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam arrive at the Employment Appeal Tribunal last monthVickie Flores/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Uber application to send case straight to Supreme Court is refused

5 Dec 2017

Uber’s application to “leapfrog” an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused.

Gig economy cases
Aslam and others v...

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Sash Windows decision leaves employers wide open to holiday pay claims

29 Nov 2017

Anyone deemed to have “worker” status must be able to carry over paid annual leave, even if they have not...

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Taylor welcomes proposals in draft gig economy Bill

23 Nov 2017

Matthew Taylor, author of the Taylor review of modern employment practices published this summer, has welcomed the draft Bill published...

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“Worker by default” status proposed in new gig economy Bill

20 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have produced a draft Bill designed to...

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Landmark decision rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed

15 Nov 2017

Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee.
This means...

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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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