Updated to set out upcoming changes to the scheme, including the introduction of "flexible furloughing" from July and gradual winding down of the scheme in August, September and October.
Updated to reflect changes in entitlement to a written statement of employment particulars, effective from 6 April 2020.
Updated to reflect the Government's announcement in the Queen's speech, on the right to request a more predictable contract.
Updated to include information on East of England Ambulance Trust v Flowers, in which the Court of Appeal held that the calculation of holiday pay should include voluntary overtime.
Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2019.
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.
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.