Contract types

New and updated

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations make amendments to a number of existing Regulations, including removal of the qualifying examinations as a means to obtain promotion to a rank above that of constable; provision enabling the chief constable to postpone the retirement of a special constable beyond the age of 60 years; and removing the requirement that assistant chief constables hold rank on a fixed term basis.

  • Letter offering to extend a fixed-term contract

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model letter extending a fixed-term contract.

  • Part-time worker's holiday contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause on holidays for part-time workers.

  • Part-time worker's hours of work contract clause

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model contract clause on hours of work for part-time workers.

  • Territorial jurisdiction: Employee working abroad could bring claim in respect of directly effective rights

    Date:
    28 July 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Duncombe & others v Department for Education and Skills EAT/0433/07, the EAT held that the territorial limits to employment tribunal jurisdiction do not preclude an employee based outside Great Britain pursuing a breach of contract claim that relies on provisions in the fixed-term employees Regulations. The Regulations implemented European legislation, giving directly effective rights that the domestic courts must seek to enforce.

  • Case of the week: enforcing EU law against public sector employers

    Date:
    16 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers fixed-term employees.

  • Agency workers' rights

    Date:
    29 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers agency workers' rights.

  • Case of the week: Employment status

    Date:
    15 January 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers employment status.

  • Continuity of employment: Casual worker's continuity not broken by holiday

    Date:
    14 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Vernon v Event Management Catering Ltd EAT/0161/07 the EAT held that a casual worker who, with the exception of a single two-week break to take a holiday, worked every week for more than three years was an employee and had sufficient continuity of service to claim unfair dismissal. He could demonstrate the existence of a contract of employment in each week during the relevant period and the period of holiday did not break his continuity of employment.

  • Employment status: Worker was not employed by both agency and end user

    Date:
    1 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cairns v Visteon UK Ltd [2007] IRLR 175 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that there was no necessity to imply a contract of employment between a worker and the end user in a triangular agency arrangement where the worker had an employment contract with the agency and the conduct of the three parties was consistent with the existing express agreements.