Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2018.
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.
Updated to include information on Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others, in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
Updated to include guidance from the NHS Staff Council in relation to pay and conditions of apprentices in the NHS.
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 take account of the revised NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) for NHS Scotland.
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.