The Good Work Plan Comes Into Force On 6th April 2020 – Is Your Business Ready?

26th February 2020
Chloe Pereira

The Good Work Plan is set to affect almost every business in the country when it comes into force on 6th April 2020. One of the changes you should be aware of is the extension of the right to a written “Statement of Terms and Conditions”, which usually doubles as a “Contract”.

In summary:  

  • Currently employers have 2 months to provide a Statement of Terms and Conditions to employees. From 6th April 2020 this will be a ‘day one’ right. This means providing the Contract on or before their first day.
  • Employers will also have to provide this Contract not just to employees, but also to “workers” including self-employed workers and casual staff.
  • The list of mandatory items which have to be provided in the Contract will increase from 6th April 2020 and must include, for example, details of any probationary period, benefits entitlement and all paid leave (e.g. maternity leave and compassionate leave.)

To help you prepare, Outset is offering a Contract Health Check, which will involve taking a look at your current employment contracts and reviewing how legally compliant they are. We will then make recommendations for ensuring your contract is in line with the requirements for new starters with effect from 6th April 2020.

We are offering the Contract Health Check for the fixed price of £49 +VAT* for all Kent Invicta Chamber members. This fee will be waivered entirely if you subsequently instruct us to undertake any other work for you.

Please get in touch with Claire.McIntosh@outsetuk.com if we can help you with our Contract Health Check or any other legal concerns you may have. 

*Based on a maximum of 5 template Contracts.

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