Terms and conditions evolve and will often need to change during the course of an employment relationship, and sometimes this can be more frequent in long-standing ones.
There are many reasons why an employer may need to vary terms, including a change in the needs of the business, the needs of a particular role, or an employee. Recently, employers may have found themselves making significant changes to employees’ terms and conditions because of COVID-19. So, as we start to reach a “new normal”, further changes are likely as employers assess the medium and long-term future of their business.
The “ideal” way to make any contractual changes is to get an employee’s consent, and where more beneficial changes are proposed, this will not cause a problem. But what about less favourable changes? What options do employers have when faced with making changes they know will not be well received by employees? It is important employers follow a fair and robust process to ensure the changes are effective and to minimise the risk of potential claims.
In this session, we will give an overview of the issues employers need to be aware of when making changes to terms and conditions to avoid problems. Our specialists will also offer practical guidance on negotiating changes and reaching an agreement with your employees.
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What will be included in the session
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