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A fixed-term employee is someone employed on a contract for a defined period. The period may be defined by time (for example, a period of months or years), by reference to the completion of a task, or by reference to a specific event.
21 Aug 2020
Too often service agreements only attract attention when employers are contemplating dismissal or selling the business. They deserve more attention, writes Dean Fuller.
17 Jun 2020
Student nurses who joined the NHS frontline in paid positions to assist in the fight against the coronavirus have had...
15 Jun 2020
More than a million people fell through the cracks of the government’s coronavirus support schemes for employees and the self-employed....
3 Dec 2019
Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...
20 Nov 2019
Two-fifths of Britons have turned to agency work, contracting or freelancing during their careers, suggesting a continued shift away from...
13 Nov 2019
Three-fifths of employers are concerned they will miss out on temporary talent when the IR35 off-payroll rules are extended to...
9 Oct 2019
Brenda Charnock examines the case of a woman unfairly dismissed for being pregnant and asks why some employers fail to...
4 Jul 2019
Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...
2 Jul 2019
Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...
7 Mar 2019
Offering flexible working may not be enough to attract and retain talent in today’s job market – agile working needs...
6 Mar 2019
Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...
1 Mar 2019
When faced with the need to make redundancies, how should an employer decide which employees to select?
Redundancy exercises bring...
21 Nov 2018
With the festive season almost upon us, and the Black Friday sales beginning this week, many employers are looking for...
2 Oct 2018
Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?