Good Work Plan 2020
In 2018, the government produced its Good Work Plan, setting out several proposed changes to employment law intended to improve the rights of employees and workers.
As 2020 gains momentum, we’ve provided a rundown of three significant changes that are set to come into force on 6 April, plus a number of other changes planned for which an implementation date is not yet set.
Changes that will come into force on 6 April 2020
1. Written terms
Currently, an employer has two months from the date an employee/worker starts work to provide them with a written statement of their terms and conditions. As of 6 April 2020, all staff will be entitled to a written statement of terms on or before the first day of employment. This right will apply to both employees and workers.
2. A week’s pay
The reference period to determine an average week’s pay for holiday purposes will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks (or the length of employment if less than 52 weeks). This will mean that staff whose hours vary greatly don’t lose out if they take their holiday at a quiet time of the year.
3. Contents of contracts
From 6 April 2020, a Contract of Employment must contain the following additional information about the terms and conditions of employment: