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.


AP/REX/Shutterstock

Landmark decision rules Deliveroo riders are self-employed

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

Sascha Steinbach/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Posed by modelsWestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Work and Pensions Committee calls out “egregious” self-employment contract

2 Nov 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee has called for fitness chain Gym Group to explain itself after a personal trainer blew...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
easter-bank-holidays-2018

Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

30 Oct 2017

As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Matthew Taylor, author of this summer's review into modern working practicesPA/PA Wire/PA Images

Make big brands liable for supply chain non-compliance – Matthew Taylor

12 Oct 2017

Major companies should be jointly liable for non-compliance with employment...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Sarah Anderson, the claimant, is filing an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County CouncilPhoto: IWGB

Foster carer files case claiming worker status

9 Oct 2017

A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that...

Continue Reading Comments { 6 }
WestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
In some circumstances,  travel to and from the employee's home should be counted as working time, says the ECJMonkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock

Top 10 HR questions September 2017: Travel time and zero hours status

3 Oct 2017

Should you include time spent travelling when calculating employees’ working time? The number one FAQ for September deals with this...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

Uber worker status case heard at EAT

27 Sep 2017

Uber appears at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) today to appeal last year’s decision on the employment status of its...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

Addison Lee drivers are workers, tribunal rules

25 Sep 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
imagefruit / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock

Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

21 Sep 2017

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock

Broken promises and emoji buttons: What’s next for Sports Direct?

12 Sep 2017

As Mike Ashley’s company hits the headlines again for its working practices, can it overcome its problems or do the...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }
Photocritical / Shutterstock

What can we expect from the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case?

31 Aug 2017

Consultant editor Darren Newman expresses surprise that Pimlico Plumbers was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Photo: Jason Alden/REX/Shutterstock.

Seasonal workers: key contractual issues for employers

29 Aug 2017

In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
gig-economy

Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court

9 Aug 2017

The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }