Employment Status and Contracts

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Discover crucial elements of contractual relationships and understand the importance of terms of employment when creating and varying contracts.

This course also forms part of the L7 Advanced Award in Employment Law.

Details

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Dates and Availability

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01 July 2020
Duration: 1 day
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£545.00
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£490.00 + VAT
30 September 2020
Duration: 1 day
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£490.00 + VAT
18 November 2020
Duration: 1 day
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£490.00 + VAT
16 December 2020
Duration: 1 day
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£545.00
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£490.00 + VAT
02 February 2021
Duration: 1 day
London Spaces available
£545.00
+ VAT
£490.00 + VAT

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Details

This 1-day course aims to discuss crucial elements of contractual relationships, from the beginning to the end of the employee/employer relationship helping you to understand the importance of terms of employment and key considerations when creating and varying contracts.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training. Call our in-house training team to discuss your unique requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Mrs Cas Carrington

Cas is a Partner with KLC Employment Law Consultants where she has headed up the employment law training department for 10 years. Cas develops, writes and delivers employment law training courses on a huge range of topics including the biannual CIPD ‘Law on Tour’ workshops. She teaches on many other CIPD law courses, including the Advanced Level Award in Employment Law, and also delivers training for CIPD In-Company clients. Bringing a very practical approach to her training, Cas is well known for her lively and informal style of explaining complex employment law issues. As well as being involved in training, Cas also has extensive experience of advising all types of organisations including charitable organisations, government departments, and blue chips on a wide range of employment law and employee relations issues.

Who is it for
HR practitioners or line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organisation.
Benefits

By the end of the  Employment Status and Contracts course, you'll be able to: 

 

  • understand the way that employment status is defined within an organisation and by UK courts
  • appreciate the sources of contractual obligation
  • understand the key issues with entering into employment contracts
  • identify and advise on the key elements of an employment contract.

 

Advice on the practical issues to be taken into account when drafting or amending contracts.

Programme

Employment status 

  • Who is an employee? 
  • Workers 
  • Agency staff
  • Zero-hours contracts 
  • Express terms 
  • Implied terms 
  • Incorporated Terms 
  • Common Law rights and duties 
  • Collective agreements 


Possible sources of contractual obligations 

  • Express terms 
  • Implied terms 
  • Incorporated Terms 
  • Common Law rights and duties 
  • Collective agreements 


Entering into an employment contract 

  • Essential elements of a contract
  • Tools of recruitment
  • Offers of employment
  • Misrepresentation and mistake 
  • Acceptance 
  • Conditional offers 
  • Vetting and barring 
  • References 
  • Medical reports 
  • Withdrawal of offers 
  • Illegal contracts 


Types of contract 

  • Permanent contracts 
  • Part time employment
  • Fixed term and temporary working


Key elements of an employment contract 

  • Key issues
  • Basic terms 
  • The process 
  • Equal pay 
  • Written particulars
  • Discretionary terms 
  • Continuity of employment


How a contract may be varied 

  • Using a contractual right
  • By agreement
  • By implication 
  • Dismissal and re-engagement
  • Discrimination 
  • Collective consultation 


Indicative programme content:

 

Employment status, worker status, continuity of employment, immigration regulations, part-time and fixed term work, establishing and changing contracts, express and implied terms, written statements of major terms and conditions, Working Time Regulations, wages and salaries, unlawful deductions, NMW, payment of SSP, protection of trade secrets.

Run this programme in-house

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on ​ +44 (0)20 8612 6202​ .

 

 

People who have been on this course say

The tutor was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. She was able to answer any question that was thrown at her. Zoe