The Good Work Plan & Policy Updates

March 12, 2019

Following on from our recent post on the recommendations of the Taylor Review and the Good Work Plan blog, there have been a number of updates to QCS Policies and Procedures to ensure that all QCS clients are proactively prepared for the first tranche of changes due to come into force in April 2019.

From 6th April 2019, itemised payslips will need to be produced by employers for workers as well as employees. For those workers or employees whose rates of pay vary dependant on the time that they work, an employer must include (either separately or as an aggregate figure), the total number of hours worked for which variable pay is received. The Self Employment and Zero Hours Contracts Policy and Procedure has been amended to take account of this upcoming change.

The Right to Work Checks Policy and Procedure has also been reviewed and updated in light of the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union. You may or may not have seen that QCS has made available a webinar to it’s clients explaining the issues and impact of this from an immigration standpoint.

We are anticipating further changes to employment law in April 2020 around the requirement for all employers to issue both workers and employees a statement of terms on day one of the commencement of their employment/engagement as well as a move to change the reference period for determining an average weeks’ pay from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.

Chris King
Chris King

Employment Law Specialist

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