Fixed Term Workers

The articles featured on hrlaw.co.uk were correct at the time of publication and should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for legal advice relevant to particular circumstances. Please contact us if you require legal assistance on any employment issues.

Myth buster - giving notice and notice periods

Following on from our look at the top five myths about fixed terms contracts ( available here ), this month we look at some of the common misconceptions about notice and notice periods. The employer can refuse to accept an employee’s resignation. ...

Five myths about fixed-term employment contracts

When used correctly, fixed-term employment contracts are an effective tool for matching staffing levels with the needs of the business. However, there are some surprising myths about fixed-term employment contracts that can lead even seasoned HR...

Top tips for avoiding claims in relation to fixed term contracts

Fixed term contracts are a favoured tool for employers looking for both certainty and flexibility in their workforce. However, it is a common misconception that fixed term workers have less employment protections than permanent employees. There are a number...

The Olympic Games 2012: One year to go - are you ready?

Dear Auntie With only one year to go to the London Olympic Games, we need to start planning and getting in shape! The summer holidays always cause a headache for us in the HR team, but we are expecting August 2012 to be even more challenging when the...

Getting in shape for the 2012 Olympic Games

Dear Auntie, I have already received some holiday requests in relation to the 2012 Olympic Games, even though they are over a year away. Is it too early to start thinking about the Olympics already? Miss Onya Marks Dear Onya, Any employer could be...

New Year, New Problems

New year, new problems.. 2010 saw key developments in case law which Ozlem Kulle and Helen Besch outline in their articles. This article highlights key cases that are likely to be decided in 2011. Age discrimination The ECJ is considering in the German...

Top Tips for Team Moves - The Poacher's Perspective

The recent case of Tullett Prebon plc v BGC Brokers LP has highlighted once again the dangers of getting a team move wrong. Both BGC and the team looking to move to BGC came under heavy criticism from the court which held that they had shown a blatant...

Avoiding a mess from the recruitment process

Dear Auntie My company has landed a large contract and I am now looking to recruit 50 new employees over the next few months.  I have never managed a large scale recruitment process before so I would like some best practice tips. Any help...

When dealing with fixed term employees can be a permanent problem...

The Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 (“the Regulations”) came into force on 1 October 2002.  The Regulations were intended to provide protection to employees engaged by an employer on a...

Top Tips For Dealing With Summer Students

Students, as every employer knows, are the last bastion of cheap labour who will do anything for drinking money.   Or so the legend goes…  In fact, most students working to pay off their student loans over the summer will be better...

London Olympics 2012: In at the deep end with fixed-term contracts?

With London winning the race to host the 2012 Olympics, there was much celebration around the capital. However, given that the Olympics are less than 7 years away, London will inevitably see a flurry of commercial activity in preparation for the global...