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Unlocking Employment Law by Chris Turner

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5The contract of employment

Aims and Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

  • ■ Understand the basic contractual requirements for a contract of employment to exist
  • ■ Understand the scope and significance of the statutory statement under section 1 Employment Rights Act 1996
  • ■ Understand the ways in which express terms are incorporated into the contract and their significance
  • ■ Understand how collective agreements become part of the contract of employment and their significance
  • ■ Understand the significance of works rules to the contract and of the job description
  • ■ Understand the rules regarding variation of terms in employment contracts
  • ■ Critically analyse the law on the contract of employment
  • ■ Apply the law to factual situations ...

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