The good work plan… No this is not something I have thought up or that I am promoting, it’s something the government have actually thought up and it’s coming on the 6th April 2020.
So what’s it about then?
Well from the 6th 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 to The Good Work Plan:
- 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/good-work-plan