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.
Updated to include the date of the Court of Appeal hearing in the Lock case, on the inclusion of commission in holiday pay.
Updated to include information on the Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015.
A model contract clause on remuneration of fixed-term employees.
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.