Updated to include information on Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, concerning the comparator for a claim under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, by a lecturer on a zero-hours contract.
Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2018.
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 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.
A model policy on fixed-term working, which covers your organisation's rules on the employment of fixed-term employees. The policy describes the situations in which a fixed-term worker might be recruited. These are: when a job will come to an end on a specific date; the worker is needed to complete a particular task; and the worker is covering for an absent employee (for example one on maternity leave). The policy also sets out fixed-term workers' employment rights.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to fixed-term contracts.