Getting work right
In response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, the government released The Good Work Plan. This is reported to be the largest upgrade to employment rights in more than twenty years.
The purpose of The Good Work Plan is to implement workplace reforms that get work right for British businesses and those that work for them. Whilst there is a clear focus on increasing rights for ‘atypical’ workers, there are also changes that affect other employees of which to be aware.
Some employment law changes outlined in The Good Work Plan have already been implemented. For instance, increased redundancy protection for pregnant women and new parents; and itemised payslips for all workers. There are also now harsher penalties in place for employers who breach employment rights.
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What you need to know
April 2020 sees further legislative changes come into effect as a result of The Good Work Plan. We have been actively campaigning for clarity on employment legislation for employers, and have summarised the upcoming changes in our free downloadable guide.
Access our guide to The Good Work Plan 2020 to find further explanation on:
- The day one right to a written employment contract
- Holiday pay calculations for those with irregular working hours
- Parental bereavement leave and pay “Jack’s Law”
- Changes to agency workers’ rights with an end to the Swedish derogation model
- Increases to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage
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