No this is not something I have thought up or am promoting, it’s something the government have thought up and it’s coming on the 6th April 2020.
So what’s it about then?
Well from April 2020 instead of putting issuing contracts on the long finger for two months which a lot of employers do, you will have to issue them on the first day of work at the very latest. As well as your employees, workers will also have to have a written statement too – outlining their terms of engagement. The Good Work Plan is going to affect agency workers, casual workers and zero hours contracts the most, in my opinion.
If that’s not enough, there is more:
Some staff will be able to request more stable working hours
The length of time you can claim continuous service is shortening
Calculating holiday pay is changing
New rules around hospitality staff keeping their tips
Recruitment agencies cannot use ‘pay between assignments’ like before
Further information can be found here on this link, but CrosseHR will keep you posted and prepared in any case.