custom and practice
In the context of employment law, the process by which a practice or benefit within a particular workplace or employer which has not previously been explicitly recognised or recorded in a contract of employment may become implied into the contract following regular informal usage. Such custom or practice must be "reasonable, certain and notorious" for it to amount to an implied term of the contract.
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  • custom and practice — ➔ practice …   Financial and business terms

  • custom and usage — n. A customary practice that has been done so long that it has acquired the force of law in its locality. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • practice — prac‧tice [ˈprækts] noun 1. [uncountable] the work done by a particular profession, especially lawyers or doctors who are working for themselves rather than a public organization: • Mr. Barr returned to private law practice in the mid 1990s. •… …   Financial and business terms

  • custom — cus‧tom [ˈkʌstəm] noun [uncountable] when people use a particular shop or business: • a marketing campaign to attract more custom • Saturday is usually our busiest day and we have missed out on a great deal of custom through the closure. * * * Ⅰ …   Financial and business terms

  • practice — prac·tice n 1: the form and manner of conducting judicial and quasi judicial proceedings 2 a: the continuous exercise of a profession; also: the performance of services that are considered to require an appropriate license engaged in the… …   Law dictionary

  • custom — cus·tom n 1: a practice common to many or to a particular place or institution; esp: a long established practice that is generally recognized as having the force of law see also section 1983 compare usage 2 pl …   Law dictionary

  • Practice — Prac tice, n. [OE. praktike, practique, F. pratique, formerly also, practique, LL. practica, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? practical. See {Practical}, and cf. {Pratique}, {Pretty}.] 1. Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Custom (in Canon Law) — • An unwritten law introduced by the continuous acts of the faithful with the consent of the legitimate legislator Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Custom (in Canon Law)     Custom (in …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • custom — /kus teuhm/, n. 1. a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances. 2. habits or usages collectively; convention. 3. a practice so long established that it has the force of law. 4. such practices collectively. 5. Sociol. a… …   Universalium

  • custom — Term generally implies habitual practice or course of action that characteristically is repeated in like circumstances. Jones v. City of Chicago, C.A.7 111., 787 F.2d 200, 204. See also @ custom and usage A usage or practice of the people, which …   Black's law dictionary

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