New legislation making changes to existing employment regulations comes into force on Monday 6th April 2020
The abolishment of the Swedish Derogation (pay between assignments’ contracts) is abolished as of 6 April 2020. This means agency workers are entitled to equal pay as their counterparts once they have completed the 12-week qualifying period.
Workers who have irregular hours will increases from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.
Employed parents have been given the right to 2 weeks’ paid leave if their child dies under the age of 18 or if they have a stillbirth at 24 weeks or later.
Workers now have the same right as employees to written terms from their employer
Employers must provide written terms to employees and workers on or before their first day of employment, no matter how long they are employed with you.
The written statement must include details about:
Legislation will be introduced to ensure confidentiality clauses used in employment terms do not hinder or prevent individuals from making disclosures to the police, regulated health and care professionals and legal professionals.
Effective 6 April 2020, it’s easier to request an information and consultation agreement. A minimum of 2%, rather than 10% of employees (or at least 15 people). In workplaces with 50 employees or more can request a formal agreement to be informed and consulted about workplace matters.
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