Creating the contract of employment; Introduction; Offer; Invitation to treat; Acceptance; Withdrawal of offer; Consideration; Intention to create legal relations; Statement of main terms and conditions; Contents of the written statement; The terms of the contract of employment; 2 Reviewing and changing the contract of employment; Handbook of policies and procedures; Legal status of the handbook; Maintaining flexibility; Common content of the handbook; HR policies - key policies and procedures; HR policies - non-key policies; 3 Collective agreements; Introduction; Legal enforceability; Incorporation of collectively bargained terms into individual contracts; Express incorporation; Implied incorporation; Incorporation by way of agency; Provisions restricting rights to take industrial action; Trade union recognition; Schedule A1; Drafting of collective agreements; 4 Practical drafting considerations; Introduction; Hours of work; Role and responsibilities; Building flexibility into contracts; Express flexibility clauses; Place of work; Deductions - protection of wages; Right to search; Employee benefits; Working time; Enforcement of the Regulations; 5 Confidentiality and post termination restrictions; Background; Competition whilst still employed; Post termination restrictions - restrictive covenants; Enforcement; The effect of wrongful and constructive dismissal.
6. Changing the contract; Introduction; Consent between the parties; Union agreement; Legal remedies; Deduction in wages claims; Unfair dismissal; Remedies for unfair dismissal; Discrimination claims; Imposing the change; The pressing business need; Collective consultation; With whom should you consult?; Employee representatives; Notice; Summary; 7 Industrial action; Introduction; What is industrial action?; Definition of a 'trade dispute'; The rules on ballots and notification; Information to be contained in notices; Sample voting paper; Type of ballot; Industrial action notices; Commencement of industrial action; Planning for industrial action; Temporary labour; Industrial action and the statutory right to claim 'unfair dismissal'; The strike; Picketing; Summary.