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Evening All..


Just a quick question. Does anyone here know the new employment laws particularly well?


The rumour running round our little corner of the world is that if you work on the same contract for the same employer for more than around 48 weeks then they are obliged to offer you a permanent contract.


Any clues??


Cheers..Dick xx

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What you're probably referring to is the The Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and other associated implementations of relevant EU directives. Basically it really limits the option for employers to offer fixed-term (e.g. 6 month or 1 year etc.) as opposed to open-ended employment contracts to employees. I don't think it affects self emloyed people or subcontractors though, and there are various get-outs including 'training contracts', extended 'probationary periods' and where the job is only funded or only exists de facto for a short, fixed period.


I'd try going to http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/fixed/ for more info.

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