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Employment Contracts in Depth

CIPD Training
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Length: 1 day
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Employment Contracts in Depth Course

Employment Contracts in Depth - 1-day course by CIPD Training

This in-depth course in employment contracts is designed to build on your general understanding of contract law, reviewing the legal principles that underpin employment contracts and providing practical advice on their drafting and editing.

The 1-day programme covers the key issues involved in the production of employment contracts, providing you with a sound understanding of:

  • The need to build flexibility into policies and contractual documentation
  • The need to make a robust business case for any changes made to employee contracts
  • The practical issues to consider when drafting or amending employment contracts

CIPD Training can also tailor the content of this this employment contract programme and deliver it in-house for groups of staff.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for  for HR practitioners or line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. Some previous knowledge of employment contracts is assumed.

Training Course Content

Understanding contracts

  • where contractual terms come from
  • contractual and non-contractual terms
  • the importance of drafting
  • the need to build in flexibility
  • the consequences of getting it wrong
  • reasons for varying a contract

Contractual terms

  • express and implied terms
  • specific terms
    • pay, benefits in kind, garden leave, mobility and flexibility, mutual trust and confidence
  • restrictive covenants
  • breaches of terms

How a contract may be varied

  • using the contract terms
  • by agreement (express or implied)
  • by unilateral (imposed) variation
  • by dismissal and re-engagement
  • consultation issues and practical considerations
  • implications for redundancy/transfers
  • remedies
  • case law examples

Specific change situations

  • changes to working hours and work-life balance
  • the right to request flexible working
  • working time
  • mobility
  • reorganisations and redundancies

Practical issues

  • the potential for discrimination
  • consultation issues
  • overcoming objections

Transfers and mergers

  • harmonising terms after a merger or sale
  • TUPE or non-TUPE?
  • consensual variation after TUPE transfer
  • variation under the old contract
  • consultation.


Course fees are as follows:

  • Non-member: £545 + VAT
  • Member: £490 + VAT

In-house Training

This course can also be run in-house, where the content can be tailored to suit organisational needs, providing a cost-effective solution to group training needs.

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