Editor's message: The contract of employment forms the backbone of the employment relationship, so it is advisable to ensure that your contractual terms are expressed clearly in writing. However, some terms are incorporated from staff handbooks or collective agreements, while others are implied into the contract.
Having agreed them, your organisation may wish to vary contractual terms. This is one of the areas where employers can get into difficulties, so it is important that you follow the proper process.
Clio Springer, senior employment law editor
Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the author of a review into modern working practices has proposed.
Revised to reflect the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and the move away from apprenticeship "frameworks" towards apprenticeship "standards".
Practical guidance on employing an apprentice in England, including the apprenticeship levy and the funding of apprenticeships; apprenticeship standards and frameworks; selecting a training provider; and recruiting an apprentice.
Updated to reflect that the new rules on off-payroll working in the public sector (known as IR35) are in force from 6 April 2017.
Updated to include the increase in the maximum compensation for breach of the written particulars requirements, effective from 6 April 2017.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017 and introduce the new duty for public authorities with effect from 1 April 2017.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
Updated to include information on Harrod and others v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered if forcibly retiring police officers was justified.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.