From the 06 April 2020, new legislation known as The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 will come into effect which will require employers to provide a written statement of employment to all new employees from their first day of employment, this entitlement will also be extended to workers under the new legislation.
As it currently stands, employers are required to issue a written statement of employment within two months of an employee’s start date and workers do not have a current entitlement to any written statement, however the new legislation was created in light of the recommendations provided following the release of the governments Good Work Plan.
After April 2020, a Written Statement should still provide the current mandatory information required such as name of employer, job location etc. and additionally, the following information will now also be required;
- How long a job is expected to last (or end date of a fixed term contract)
- How much notice employee/employer are required to give to end an agreement.
- Details of eligibility for sick leave and pay
- Details of other types of paid leave (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)
- Duration and conditions of any probationary period
- Remuneration (not just pay) – contributions in cash or kind e.g. vouchers and lunch.
- Which specific days and times workers are required to work.