Employment Law

Have you heard about the Good Work Plan?

The Good Work Plan arrived on 6 April 2020 but with many employers’ attention focused simply on surviving lockdown, lots might not have noticed the implementation of the biggest changes to employment law in a generation.

Here to help

We can help you navigate these changes, ensuring you remain legally compliant. From parental bereavement leave and pay to written statements of terms to changes to agency workers’ rights and holiday pay calculations, we’re here to help. 

The most important changes are as follows:

  • The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018 came into force in April and gives all parents the right to 2 weeks’ paid leave if they lose a child (aged under 18) or have a stillbirth at 24 weeks or later. 
  • Workers now have the same right as employees to written terms which must now be provided on or before their first day of employment. 
  • After 12 weeks of employment, all agency workers are entitled to the same rate of pay as workers employed directly by their employers. 
  • The period used to calculate a week’s pay for holiday pay purposes has been increased to the previous 52 weeks.

For advice and support on everything from what must be included in a written statement of terms to calculating holiday pay, call now to book an appointment. 

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