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
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.
Updated to include a best practice guide for consultant job planning issued by NHS Improvement.
The Labour Party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.
High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights. But HR professionals must not forget that so-called gig economy workers could raise other potential legal issues.
In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.
Half of people on zero hours contracts wrongly believe that they are not entitled to paid holidays, research by Citizens Advice has revealed.
Government must close the loopholes that allow "gig economy" companies to engage people on a supposedly "self-employed" basis, a committee of MPs has said.
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