LRD Booklets January 2003

Contracts of employment - a legal guide

Introduction (1204 words)

Over the last few years there has been an increase in the statutory law that regulates the relationship between employer and employee. For example, ...

1. The employment contract (5142 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 (6711 words)

A "contract" is simply the legal term for an agreement setting out the terms and conditions under which one party agrees to do something ...

3. Changing the contract (5056 words)

It would be very unusual for someone's contract to stay exactly the same for the duration of his or her employment. This would imply ...

4. Using the law to enforce contract rights (2782 words)

Chapter 1 dealt with the statutory obligations on employers to provide a statement of key contract provisions. This section explains the legal steps that ...

Further reading (452 words)

The Labour Research Department (LRD) publishes a number of guides to the law that examine in greater detail some of the issues raised in ...