Keeping up to date
We take seriously our responsibility to keep you up to date so that you can use changes in employment law to commercial advantage. By understanding and interpreting the latest case law and legislation we can deliver updates to you that are concise and usable. With imagination, we are able to ensure that developing law can be used to allow you to achieve commercial solutions, cost effectively and expediently.
Legal lightbulb – people law, policy and practice
New bill to provide the right to request predictable working patterns
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill gives workers the legal right to request more predicable terms and conditions from their employer. Targeted at zero hours contracts, workers will have the right to make up to two requests per year if:
- They’ve been employed by the same employer for a “prescribed period” – likely to be 26 weeks’ employment;
- There is a lack of “predictability” in relation to the work they do (yet to be defined); and
- The change relates to their “working pattern”.
There’s no obligation to agree to a request but you’ll need to respond within one month. Any rejection must be for a specific reason (the reasons will be listed by the legislation). The bill has government backing meaning it’s highly likely to become law – we’ll keep you up to date.
Government appoints first Menopause Employment Champion
The government have appointed the first independent Menopause Employment Champion (despite recently rejecting a range of proposals intended to support employees). The role will support employers to create menopause policies and take proactive steps to support those experiencing menopause symptoms. If you need a head start on introducing a menopause policy, Intelligent Employment has got you covered!
People dates for your diary – April
01-30 | Stress Awareness Month – promoting positive mental well-being
01-30 | Active for April – doing something active every day for the month
07 | Walk to Work Day & World Health Day – taking simple steps to improve health
28 | World Day for Health and Safety at Work – promoting positive practices