Employment Contracts Archives – BDBF LLP

Acas publishes new “fire and rehire” guidance

Employers sometimes try to enforce contractual amendments on their workforce by using a “fire and rehire” strategy – terminating employment and offering to hire staff back on the new terms. The Government has confirmed that it does not intend to legislate against such practices, but it asked Acas to publish new guidance for employers wanting to make contractual changes which Acas has now done.

Understanding the changes to contracts of employment

The rules governing statements of employment particulars (sometimes referred to as section 1 statements) are changing on 6 April 2020. The wider category of “workers” will become entitled to receive a statement and statements must be provided earlier and contain more information…