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
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Updated to include information on López v Servicio Madrileño de Salud (Comunidad de Madrid), an ECJ decision relating to justification for successive renewals of a fixed-term contract.
Updated to include changes to the minimum wage rates for workers under 25 and for apprentices, which took effect on 1 October 2016.
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