Welcome to another edition of Workplace Law where we consider the impact of staff not getting to work because of the snow. We also devote the majority of this update to consider the government’s response and proposals to the Taylor Review which will have wide ranging changes to many areas in employment law.
It’s the end of February and across the country we are in the grips of amber and yellow weather warnings due to SNOW! We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a reminder on how best to deal with staffing issues when there are adverse weather conditions which might prevent staff from getting to work.
The Taylor Review was primarily launched to consider employment/worker status in the UK following the increase in the number of people working in the gig economy. In July 2017 the Good Work Report was published which looked at, reported and made recommendations into modern working practices and its recommendations went much further than looking at employment status. On 7 February 2018 the Government published its formal response the ‘Good Work Plan’.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 was laid before Parliament on the 8 February 2018. As part of the Government’s commitment in its response to the Taylor Review, discussed above, the Order will require payslips to show the number of hours paid for where the worker has an hourly rate of pay.