The government is extending the right to receive a written statement of employment

From the 6th April 2020 the government is extending the right to receive a written statement of employment particulars to all “workers” and from day one of employment.

The current legislation around receiving your written statement of terms and conditions is that you must receive this within 2 months of starting work.

Whilst most of us incorporate the issuing of contracts or a written statement of employment particulars into our offer and induction procedures to ensure clarity at this early stage, this will become law from “day one” from April 2020.

As such, for those not already doing so, now is the time to get into the habit to ensure no hiccups when the legislation is introduced.

A qualifying employee, who has not received a written statement of employment particulars may refer the matter to an employment tribunal.

A tribunal can award compensation of two or four weeks’ pay (at the tribunal’s discretion).

A week’s pay for this purpose is subject to a statutory limit of £525 per week.

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