The government has announced that it will make a range of policy changes and introduce new laws to provide new protections for employees and workers.
The changes set out in the Good Work Plan aim “to ensure that workers can access fair and decent work, that both employers and workers have the clarity they need to understand their employment relationships, and that the enforcement system is fair and fit for purpose”.
Draft legislation has already been published in relation to some of the proposals with the intention that they take effect in either April 2019 or April 2020 – such as the extension of the right to a payslip to all workers, and new protections for agency workers respectively. However, where further work needs to be done, such as in relation to new legislation to clarify the test for employment status, the timetable is less clear.
For a detailed update on this, see our update: The Government’s “Good Work Plan”: key points for employers