09 Apr
Online event
9:00am - 10:00am

Breakfast Briefing: Varying terms and conditions of employment

Businesses may wish to make changes to employees’ terms and conditions for a wide variety of reasons. It may be that an employee’s job role has changed, or that terms need to be varied following a benefits review. In recent years, we have seen a trend in needing to update contracts to reflect new and more flexible hybrid working arrangements.

Changes which have been requested by an employee or those which are beneficial are unlikely to be challenged and can usually be easily agreed. But what happens if agreement cannot be reached?

Changing terms and conditions can be complex and it can be difficult to balance the needs of the business against maintaining employee relations and protecting employees’ rights. If changes are not handled correctly, they can not only disrupt your workforce but can expose the business to legal risk and potential claims from your workforce.

In this free online briefing, we will explain how to approach changes to help minimise the risk of disputes and claims. We will also consider the risks associated with the controversial practice of “fire and rehire” and potential for reform in this area.

What will be included in the session?

  • Why a business might want to make changes to an employee’s terms and conditions.
  • What you need to consider if you want to make changes.
  • How to approach the change.
  • What you need to do if the employee accepts the change.
  • What your options are if they don’t.
  • What to watch out for.
  • To “fire and rehire” or not to “fire and rehire”…

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors and Business Partners
  • HR Personnel
  • Business owners
  • Anyone who manages people/a team as part of their role.