13 December 2023
New rules for fixed term contracts
From 6 December, there are new rules when engaging employees on fixed term contracts.
The new rules include limitations on how fixed term contracts can be made. They relate to:
- time - how long a fixed term contract can be
- renewal - renewing a fixed term contract, including how many times a contract can be renewed
- consecutive contracts - employing a person on consecutive fixed term contracts.
There are some exceptions to who the limitations apply to.
You’re also now required to give every new fixed term employee a Fixed Term Contract Information Statement before they start work or as soon as possible after.