A model contract clause on bank holidays for part-time workers.
This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
In Prakash v Wolverhampton City Council EAT/0140/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that where a fixed-term contractor's dismissal for misconduct was overturned by an appeal decided after the expiry date of the contract, the effect of the successful appeal was to reinstate the terms of the original contract. It could not extend the life of the contract beyond its expiry date.
In Cairns v Visteon UK Ltd  IRLR 175 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether a worker can be employed by both an employment agency and an end user.
In Adeneler and others v Ellinikos Organismos Galaktos  IRLR 716 the European Court of Justice has held that the objective reasons justifying the use of successive fixed-term contracts must relate to the particular employment in question.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering fixed-term contracts.
In Cornwall County Council v Prater  EWCA Civ 102 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that a lack of mutuality of obligation during "gaps" between successive teaching assignments over a period of 10 years did not, of itself, prevent each separate assignment from constituting an individual contract of employment.
In Flett v Matheson  IRLR 277 CA, the Court of Appeal establishes that a "modern apprenticeship" agreement may be construed as a contract of apprenticeship in the traditional sense.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contract types.