• Employment contracts

    A contract is an agreement between employee and employer setting out implied and explicit terms and conditions - written statement of particulars, collective agreements

  • Rest breaks at work

    Workers' rights to rest breaks at work - length of breaks, how your age affects rest breaks, exceptions to the rules for shift workers, young people, and drivers

  • Maximum weekly working hours

    Working time directive and maximum weekly working hours including how to calculate your weekly working hours and working time limits if you're a young worker

  • Flexible working

    Requesting flexible working, how to make an application, what business reasons an employer can give to reject an application and how to appeal

  • Employment status

    Employment status (worker, employee, self-employed, director or contractor) affects employment rights and employer responsibilities in the workplace

  • Agency workers: your rights

    As an agency worker, you have certain rights when using recruitment agencies or employment agencies to find work - pay, holidays, equal treatment, fees

  • Changing an employment contract

    How employment contracts can be changed, problems with changes and breach of contract

  • Overtime: your rights

    Overtime law - what is overtime, overtime pay, employee rights, part-time workers and time off in lieu

  • Fixed-term employment contracts

    Employees' rights at work under fixed-term contracts - and what happens if a contract is renewed or ended

  • Continuous employment

    Employees working for one employer without a break, employments rights for continuous services, breaks that don't affect continuous service

  • Au pairs: employment law

    The employment status of au pairs - how to tell if you're neither a worker nor an employee, what happens with the National Minimum Wage, tax and National Insurance

  • Employer relocation: your rights

    When employers move, employees with mobility clauses, what happens with redundancies, compensation, disputes and company takeovers

  • Night working hours

    The rules on working hours - hour and limits, rests, health assessments and terms and conditions

  • Sunday working

    The rules for working on Sundays, opt in, opt out arrangements, rules for shop and betting shop workers

  • Workplace bullying and harassment

    What to do about bullying and harassment at work - the law, action employees can take and advice for employers about their responsibilities