Understanding Contracts of Employment


The contract of employment regulates the terms and conditions of employment between the employer and the employee. The concept discusses the importance of such contracts.

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Understanding Contracts of Employment

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A contract of employment is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee. The term is defined by the Employment Rights Act 1996 as a contract of service or apprenticeship. A contract of employment can be formed in writing or it can be agreed orally (Daniels, 2008).

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  • ACAS (2013) Contracts of Employment, [Online], available at: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1577.
  • Daniels, K. (2008) Employment Law, CIPD, London.
  • Fudge, J. (2006) Fragmenting Work and Fragmenting Organizations: The Contract of Employment and the Scope of Labour Regulation, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 44 (4), pp. 609-48.
  • Pennycook, M. (2013) A Matter of Time: The Rise of Zero-hours Contracts, Resolution Foundation, London.

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