Contracts of employment

Contract of employment
The law specifies that contracts of employment must contain certain items and your employer must give you your terms of employment in written form.

Changes to your contract of employment
Changes to your contract of employment may occur in a number of ways. Find out how these changes can occur and what your rights and entitlements are as set down by law.

Fixed-term or specified-purpose contracts
Employees on fixed-term contracts generally have the same employment rights as employees on open-ended contracts.

Zero-hours contracts
Since 4 March 2019, zero-hours contracts are prohibited in most cases.

Transfer of business
Protection given to an employee when the business he/she works for is transferred to a new owner

Being asked to reduce your pay or your hours of work
In certain circumstances your employer may ask for a reduction of your working hours or pay. This is a change to your contract of employment.