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
Updated to include information on Secretary of State for Justice v Betts and others, in which the EAT considered if contracts of employment were void due to illegality.
A model letter offering permanent employment to an apprentice whose apprenticeship is coming to an end.
A model letter to invite an apprentice whose apprenticeship is coming to an end to an informal meeting to discuss practical issues and the parties' intentions.
A model letter to confirm what has been discussed at an informal meeting with an apprentice whose apprenticeship is coming to an end.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
Updated to include information on Hartley and others v King Edward VI College, in which the Supreme Court considered the rate of deduction from pay in respect of a one-day strike.
Workers on zero hours contracts could be given the right to request a move to a fixed number of hours.
Theresa May launched the Conservative Party's 2017 election manifesto, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises. Having already laid out her plans on workers' rights earlier this week, and with many policies announced over the past year, there is not much we didn't already know. But, as is likely in any 88-page document, there are a few items of interest that may not already be on your radar.
The Liberal Democrat Party's official manifesto has been released and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality and diversity, and corporate governance.
The Court of Appeal has held that, in the absence of an express term in the employment contract, a posted notice of dismissal is effective only when it is "actually communicated" to the employee.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.