Advice leaflet - Varying a contract of employment
Changes occur in working relationships for all kinds of reasons but problems can be avoided or resolved through discussion, with agreed changes being recorded in writing.
This leaflet is intended to give general guidance about the main legal considerations which may arise when employers or employees wish to change (or amend) the terms of a contract of employment between them.
The leaflet is available to download from the 'Download PDF' link below. Alternatively, hard copies are available to order from our publications section of the site.
Contracts and terms and conditions - Acas business solutions
We can visit your organisation to help you understand what needs to be done to address a range of issues related to contracts and hours and then work with you to develop practical solutions. We can help you with developing terms and conditions of employment and we can help with introducing shift systems, flexible working and annualised hours. Acas also helps organisations effectively manage the HR implications of acquisitions or mergers. Find out more.
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Acas run practical training courses to equip managers, supervisors and HR professionals with the necessary skills to deal with employment relations issues and to create more productive workplace environments.
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Are you having any problems in relation to an employment contract? Acas can tell you what needs to be included in a written statement of particulars or employment contract and when changes can be made.
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