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The employment contract. What every head teacher should know.

In an ideal world, all employees were happy and contented with no reason to make a compliant. In the real world however, the reality is that employment disputes do happen. In my earlier blog I wrote about the importance of the employment contract in protecting schools against employment claims. In this blog I’d like to provide a quick overview of what the employment contract should contain.

Comment: The future of zero hours contracts under review

It is believed that around one million people in the UK are currently working under zero hours contract arrangements within which the employer is not obligated to provide work. Universities and Councils have been highlighted in the press as being heavily reliant on these types of arrangements receiving criticism from the Unions while Business Secretary Vince Cable has ordered a review.