As 2019 draws to a close it’s worth looking ahead to those employment law changes coming into
force next year.
Of particular interest is the right to a written statement of terms. Currently this right is only afforded to employees, but the government will legislate to extend this right to workers as well. At present, the right must be given within two months of employment starting. However, under the new legislation the terms must be made available on the first day of work, if not before.
Additionally, the required information will be extended to include information on the length of time a job is expected to last, the notice period, eligibility for sick leave and pay, any probationary period, all pay and benefits, specific days and times of work, and other rights to leave.