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Changing Employment Contracts

What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment?

In this episode 168 of the podcast I am covering an issue that has been coming up fairly frequently of late, as employers are looking to make changes to employee terms in light of uncertainty about the economy and what business will really be like once lockdown restrictions are eased. So what do you need to consider if you are changing employment contracts.

In this episode of the podcast I cover:

  • What to consider in advance of making a change to terms of employment.
  • When a change may not be contractual.
  • When a change may be covered by an existing term of the contract.
  • What you need to consider if the changes cannot be agreed.
  • Unilateral changes to the contract terms and potential implications.
  • Giving notice to an employee and offering to re-engage them on the new terms.
  • Possible legal risks of making changes to contract terms.

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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.