Editor's message: The contract of employment forms the backbone of the employment relationship, so it is advisable for employers to ensure that contractual terms are expressed clearly in writing. We explain why in Employment law manual > Contracts of employment > Formation of the employment contract > The importance of written terms.
Having agreed contractual terms, employers may wish to change them, and this is one of the areas where they can get into difficulties. See Varying the contract for guidance on this issue.
Clio Springer, senior employment law editor
In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system's ability to adequately support the growing number of gig economy workers.
What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.
The review looks into the impact of changes to the labour market, addressing questions on issues such as job security, wage levels and employees' rights.
Updated to reflect the Autumn Statement 2016 announcement that tax advantages for employee-shareholder status will end for new arrangements from 1 December 2016.
Updated to reflect the announcement that the tax advantages linked to shares awarded under employee-shareholder agreements will be abolished for arrangements entered into on or after 1 December 2016.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the significance of the recent tribunal decision on the employment status of Uber drivers.
Updated to include information on Hills v Niksun Inc, concerning the burden of proof in establishing if contractual discretion was exercised reasonably.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.