LRD Booklets February 2001

Contracts of Employment

Introduction (1164 words)

Workers gain employment rights in a number of ways. For example, they are protected by laws that set down minimum standards, like those in ...

1. The employment contract (3983 words)

Every employee has a contract of employment even if they have never been given anything in writing. The term "employment contract" is just another ...

2. Contract terms (5278 words)

Contract terms can be statutory, express, implied, incorporated or by custom and practice. These different types of contract terms are dealt with in detail ...

3. Changing the contract (4068 words)

No contract stays the same for the duration of someone's employment. If it did then an employee's wages would never increase beyond the level ...

4. Using the law to enforce contractual rights (2569 words)

Section one of the booklet dealt with the statutory obligations on employers to provide a statement of key contract provisions. This section explains the ...

Further reading (499 words)

The Labour Research Department (LRD) publishes a number of guides to the law which may be useful in examining in greater detail some of ...