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.

Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

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

KFC staff asked to take holiday during restaurant closures

21 Feb 2018

KFC employees have been asked to take annual leave to cover the working time they have lost following chicken supply...

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Gig economy: Pimlico Plumbers case heard at Supreme Court

20 Feb 2018

The Supreme Court hears a key gig economy case today as Pimlico Plumbers challenges last year’s Court of Appeal decision...

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Five things buried in the Good Work plan consultations

9 Feb 2018

When the Government revealed its plans to bolster workers’ rights from their first day at work under its Good Work...

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

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How gig economy compromises health and wellbeing of workers

30 Jan 2018

How you’re employed or hired can have a bearing on the way you’re looked after by your employer, writes Tim...

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EasyJet boss takes pay cut to show gender balance commitment

29 Jan 2018

EasyJet’s new chief executive is to take a pay cut to set his salary at the same level of that...

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Amazon drivers’ false self-employment dispute settled

16 Jan 2018

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

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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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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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“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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