The Government have launched four separate consultations as part of the ‘Good Work plan’ in response to the independent Taylor Review which investigated the impact of modern working practices. The consultations will cover enforcement of employment rights recommendations, agency workers recommendations, measures to increase transparency in the UK labour market and employment status. In some cases, the Government plans to go further than the review’s proposals, including providing a list of day-one rights setting out holiday and sick pay entitlements and a new right to a payslip for all ‘workers’. The Government acknowledges there are complex issues involved and the impacts of these reforms on business and other groups will be considered before implementing changes. Subscribers will receive a further Legal Development Alert with more details.
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