Good Work Plan changes taking effect on 6 April 2020
Changes to government’s Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, comes into effect on 6 April 2020. These include:
- The right to a written statement of terms for:– all workers (not just employees) and this should be on or before the first day of employment.
- Additional information will now need to be included in written statements of terms for employees and workers. This is because you now need to include information about:– the length of time a job is expected to last,– what the notice period is,– eligibility for sick leave and pay details,– other rights to leave,– any probationary period,– all pay and benefits, and– specific days and times of work.
- The “Swedish derogation” in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) has been removed.
- A Key Information document for agency work-seekers, has been introduced. It will include the following information:– about the type of contract,– the minimum expected rate of pay, and– how they will be paid and by whom.
- The threshold to request workplace information and consultation arrangements under the Information and consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3426) will be lowered from 10% to 2% of employees, subject to the existing minimum of 15 employees.
- The increase of the reference period for determining an average week’s pay (for the purposes of calculating holiday pay) from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.