Harmonisation of Employee Terms and Conditions – How do I handle it?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 March 2019
Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Issues covered:

My workers are currently engaged under contracts of employment containing set hours of work which do not best meet the needs of the business.  I would like to move all workers to a new contract and vary their existing contractual hours in order to better meet business needs.  How do I handle it?

The Legal Position

An existing contractual entitlement can only be varied with the agreement of the employee, either on an individual basis or by way of collective agreement. An employee’s terms and conditions of employment may be a mix of those terms that are clearly set out in his/her contract; those implied by custom and practice and the employer’s duty to act reasonably; those which

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Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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