Contractual status of contents

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  • Express and implied contract terms

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Hills v Niksun Inc, concerning the burden of proof in establishing if contractual discretion was exercised reasonably.

  • How to draft an employment contract

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on drafting an employment contract, including the written statement of particulars; formation of the contract; variation clauses; mobility clauses; collective agreements; probationary periods; confidentiality clauses; garden leave clauses; and post-termination restrictions.

  • Non-contractual handbook's enhanced sick pay provisions were incorporated into contract

    Date:
    4 May 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    This case is a good example of how the terms of a staff handbook that is stated to be non-contractual can still be incorporated into an employee's contract of employment.

  • Contracts of employment: Express variation provision allowed employer to impose new pay arrangements without consent

    Date:
    13 April 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd EAT/0221/09, the EAT held that the employer was entitled to change its employees' pay arrangements without their consent because it had reserved a clear contractual right to make unilateral variations to their terms and conditions of employment.

  • Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd

    Date:
    2 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer can reserve the right to vary employees' contracts unilaterally. Although varying a contractual term without notice or consultation can amount to a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence, it was not asserted that there had been such a breach in this case and the employer's unilateral variation of a pay regime was therefore valid.

  • How to write and amend an employee handbook

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on writing and amending an employee handbook, including incorporation into the employment contract and varying the contract.

  • Case round-up: Turning policies into contractual rights

    Date:
    5 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering turning policies into contractual rights.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the contractual status of the contents of staff handbooks.