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Education webinar - Casual and term-time working models – practical and legal issues

Who should attend

This training event is aimed at anyone who works in the education sector.


The pandemic has increased the move away from the traditional working model of full-time permanent contracts. Alongside this, recent case law has shone a spotlight on the rights of staff who work variable or part-time hours, including in relation to holiday entitlements, whilst sector trade unions continue to campaign against casualisation and what they see as the exploitation of some of their members.

These factors combine to create a number of legal and practical challenges for institutions who engage staff under fixed-term, part-time (including term-time and other part-year) contracts, variable or zero hours contracts or through an agency.

So how do institutions navigate these tricky issues?

In this webinar we look at:

  • how do you decide whether someone is an employee, worker or independent contractor? And why does it matter?
  • what are they key legal and practical considerations applying to fixed-term employees, zero hours staff, part-time workers and agency workers?
  • what is the impact on terms and conditions of employment, holidays, continuity and termination?
  • what are the rules around requesting flexible working, what is changing and when can employers say no?

Cost: Free

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11:00 - 12:00 (Local time)