Updated to include new rates of the national minimum wage, effective from 1 April 2019.
Updated to take into account the Government's announcement in its Good work plan, on the right to request a stable contract.
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.
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 contract clause stating that a contract is for a fixed duration.
A model contract clause stating that a fixed-term contract is for a particular task.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to fixed-term contracts.