Further to last year’s Taylor Review and the Good Work Plan, new employment legislation comes into force today, Monday 6 April 2020. The changes include:
- Parental bereavement leave and pay;
- Written statement of employment particulars to be issued from day one of employment and must now also include:
- the days the employee or worker must work and if and how their hours or days can change;
- any probation period, including its conditions and how long it is;
- holiday and holiday pay, including an explanation of how its calculated if the employee or worker leaves;
- training that must be completed by the employee or worker, including training the employer does not pay for.
- Agency workers are entitled to the same rate of pay as permanent employees after twelve weeks;
- ICE (Information and Consultation of Employees) Regulations – where organisations have 50+ employees, it is now easier for the employees to make a request for a formal agreement to be informed and consulted on significant matters, with 2% or 15 employees making the request.
- Changes to holiday pay calculations: the pay reference period changes from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.
Updated resources from ACAS
- Time off for bereavement
- What must be in an employment contract
- Template terms of employment
- Agency Workers
- Informing and Consulting Employees (ICE)
- Calculating holiday entitlement
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