Updated to include information on recommendations relating to employment status and zero hours contracts in the Taylor review of modern working practices.
Updated to include information on Brettle and others v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, in which the employment tribunal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
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.
Engaging employees under fixed-term contracts can provide employers with workforce flexibility. Such employees have an array of rights, in particular under the Fixed-term Employees Regulations. We look at five points that employers should watch out for.
Practical guidance on employing an individual on a fixed-term contract, including the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002; recruiting temporary workers; break clauses; successive fixed-term contracts; and expiry of the fixed-term contract.
The employment tribunal in this case concluded that it was open to an NHS trust to decide not to renew a consultant anaesthetist's fixed-term contract because it had recruited a number of permanent anaesthetists to take on the work.
The employment tribunal in this case concluded that it was not unfair for a university to decide against renewing an associate tutor's fixed-term contract because the work that he had been doing was taken over by permanent staff.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to fixed-term contracts.