Changes that came into force on 6 April 2020
1. Written Statement of Terms
From 6 April 2020, all staff (employees and workers) will be entitled to a written statement of terms on or before the first day of employment.
2. Calculating Holiday Pay
The reference period to determine an average week’s pay for holiday purposes will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks (or the actual length of employment if it’s less than 52 weeks).
3. Contracts of Employment
From 6 April 2020, a Contract of Employment must contain the following information about the terms and conditions of employment:
- Normal working hours, including the times and days of the week when the employee/worker is required to work and whether these hours or days may be variable and, if so, how they may vary.
- Any benefits other than pay that the employee/worker is entitled to, including non-monetary benefits
- Any probationary period
- Sick pay entitlement.
- Details of any other paid leave such as maternity leave and paternity leave.
- Any training to be provided and details of any mandatory training that the employee/worker must complete.
Existing staff who have contracts prepared before 6 April 2020 will be entitled to request a new version of their contract, which the employer needs to provide within one month.