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
We discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.
In a second high-profile decision on employment status in the gig economy, this employment tribunal held that a CitySprint courier is a worker rather than self-employed.
A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.