Relying on Express Contractual Powers to Change Employees’ Terms

April 28, 2015

Three recent cases in the UK have highlighted the issues employers need to consider when they want to use express provisions in employment contracts to change employees' terms and conditions.

The key questions are whether:

  • The terms the employer wishes to change are contractual.
  • The power to vary terms and conditions is part of the employee's contract.
  • The employer's ability to change those terms is subject to any limitations, either in the variation clause or elsewhere.

Read "Relying on Express Contractual Powers to Change Employees’ Terms".