Employment Law changes from 6 April 2020

Article date
6 April 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

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.

Read the full ACAS update here.

Updated resources from ACAS

If your charity has queries in relation to employment matters, please contact advice@rva.org.uk.