Employment rights

Employment rights

20 February 2020

From 6 April 2020:

  • all workers (not just employees) will have a right to receive a written statement of employment particulars; the maximum financial penalty available for aggravated breach of a worker’s employment rights will increase from £5,000 to £20,000 and the percentage of employees required for a valid request to start negotiating an agreement on informing and consulting employees will be reduced (Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019);
  • written statements of employment particulars will have to be supplied on or before start of employment and more information will have to be included in them (the days of the week required to be worked, details of any terms and conditions relating to any paid leave plus particulars of any other benefits, any probationary period and training) (Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018).

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