The Good Work Plan delivers some good news for work-seekers

Regular readers of our blog will be aware that the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices was an independent review into the issues surrounding the labour market in the UK, and that the Good Work Plan swiftly followed to record how the government intended to implement the recommendations coming from that review.

The latest statutory instrument coming out of the Good Work Plan, The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019 has been laid before Parliament. This is the government’s attempt to address the recommendation from the Taylor Review that information available to workers should be more transparent, particularly when it comes to pay.

The Regulations look to solve this particular issue by requiring that an employment business (typically known as an employment agency) provides a key information document to a person seeking work through the business before they engage their services. The document must contain key information which relates to pay, benefits and fees. It should also contain an example statement setting out the remuneration the individual can expect to receive. This document should be provided to the work-seeker separately from other documents so that the work-seeker is able to understand and consider the information fully prior to engaging with the employment business formally.

The Regulations will not come into force until 6 April 2020, so organisations have some time to make themselves aware of their responsibilities under the Regulations. We will be discussing the Good Work Plan further at our first round of breakfast seminars for 2019. Therefore, if you are interested in hearing more about this, please do attend one of our sessions. If you would like to come along, please contact to RSVP stating the location that you would like to attend. (Aberdeen – Tuesday, 12 March; Edinburgh – Thursday, 14 March; Milton Keynes – Wednesday, 20 March; London – Thursday, 21 March; Glasgow – Thursday, 28 March).

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Helena Rozman

About Helena Rozman

Helena has experience in acting for both employees and employers covering both contentious and non-contentious work. Helena's experience includes defending Employment Tribunal claims and engaging in settlement negotiations; advising clients on complex disciplinary matters, exit strategies and large restructuring exercises, including TUPE and redundancy; co-ordinating and responding to data subject access requests; advising on the employment implications on business and asset purchases and outsourcing arrangements; project managing and advising clients on multi-jurisdictional projects with our international offices; drafting settlement agreements for exiting employees; advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and undertaking due diligence; and reviewing contracts, company handbooks and policies.

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