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Workplace Rights Receive Updates

In the final weeks of 2018, the government announced the biggest package of reforms in two decades, the ‘Good Work Plan’. Its intention is to ensure that the UK meets the challenges of the modern workplace while promoting quality work from employees. 

The legislation includes:

  • Closing a regulatory loophole that allowed agency workers to be employed on lesser rates than permanent employees
  • Extending day-one written statement rights to workers, including details such as eligibility for sick leave, maternity or paternity leave
  • Increasing employment tribunal fines for employers who show malice, spite or gross oversight from £5,000 to £20,000
  • Lowering the threshold for a request to set up Information and Consultation arrangements from 10 to 2 per cent

For more information on the Good Work Plan, click here

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