In Abrahall and others v Nottingham City Council and another, the Court of Appeal held that a number of employees who had continued to work without protest throughout a two-year pay freeze had not agreed to a variation of their contracts of employment.
Updated to reflect the latest guidance from HM Revenue and Customs on the taxation of payments in lieu of notice.
The number of people on zero hour contracts in the UK increased by around 100,000 last year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
MPs have accused the Government of being too slow to act on recommendations that would protect the rights of gig economy workers and people on zero-hour contracts.
Updated to include the increase in the maximum compensation for breach of the written particulars requirements, effective from 6 April 2018.
Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2018.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour directed against women, writes David Israel. But the circumstances around the event - and efforts to keep it secret - have also put the efficacy of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the spotlight.
Updated to include information on a government consultation, which proposes a right to request a more predictable and stable contract, in response to the Taylor review.
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder, the Court of Appeal held that a six-month non-compete clause that prevented the employee from being "concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition" after termination of employment was unenforceable as it would bar her from being a shareholder in a competing business.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.