Article Database - Topic: 'Contracts' - Keyword: 'Continuity'

 
Q&A - fixed term to permanent Publication date: 11.06.2020
Article database » Contracts » Continuity
Q&A - fixed term to permanent..Q. We want to offer an employee who’s been hired on a short fixed-term contract (FTC) a permanent position starting in the next few weeks. We understand that if the two contracts follow on from each other consecutively the employee will retain continuity of employment rights. How can we avoid this? A. Where an FTC...
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Q&A - Fixed-term contract to permanent Publication date: 04.04.2019
Article database » Contracts » Continuity
Q&A - Fixed-term contract to permanent..Q. We’ve decided to offer one of our employees, who is on a six-month fixed-term contract (FTC), a permanent position. It’s our intention that this will follow on immediately after the current FTC ends. In this scenario, when will their period of continuous employment start? A. Where an employee is offered...
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Attendance before their official start date Publication date: 17.05.2013
Article database » Dismissal » Unfair dismissal
Sometimes, a new employee will come into your workplace prior to their official start date, perhaps for training or to meet other members of staff. Would such an event start their period of continuous employment or not?
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When did their employment really start? Publication date: 25.02.2013
Article database » Contracts » Contracts
Many employment rights, such as unfair dismissal, require a certain period of “continuous employment”. But does the clock start ticking at the point a new employee accepts your job offer or on the day they start work?
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Fixed-term contracts: how long should they last? Publication date: 18.05.2011
Article database » Contracts » Contracts
When you need extra staff, but don’t want anyone permanent, a fixed-term contract can offer the ideal solution. But get the duration wrong and you could face some nasty legal liabilities. So how can you protect yourself?
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Can we ask an ex-employee for help? Publication date: 09.02.2011
Article database » Employment status » Employment status
Can we ask an ex-employee for help?.. Q. One of our employees recently left. Unfortunately, we’ve now discovered that they’re the only person who will know the answer to a particular client’s query. Do they have any ongoing duty to help us following the termination of their employment? A. Unfortunately, once an employee leaves - whether you terminated...
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Re-employing redundant workers Publication date: 15.05.2009
Article database » Contracts » Continuity
Despite your best efforts, redundancies can be unavoidable. But what happens if you later find that you’ve got work coming in, but not enough to hire experienced ex-employees on a permanent basis? What’s your best option then?
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The cost of ignoring statutory procedures Publication date: 26.01.2006
Article database » Retirement » Retirement date
We’ve previously warned about the extra costs which you could face if you fail to follow the statutory grievance procedures. A new case shows by just how much you could come unstuck. What lessons can you learn from it?
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