Statement of Terms
As a result of its commitments set out in the Good Work Plan the government will be extending the entitlement to a statement of ‘written particulars’ to include workers as well as employees (Part 2 of Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019). Currently employers have up to two months to issue the statement to any employee working for them for more than a month but from April 2020 the right to a statement of written particulars will become a day one right.
The information to be included in the written statement from day one is also being expanded. (Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018). In addition to the current information that must be provided, from April 2020 the statement should also include:
- How long a job is expected to last, or the end date of a fixed-term contract
- How much notice the employer and worker are required to give to terminate the agreement
- Details of eligibility for sick leave and pay
- Details of other types of paid leave e.g. maternity leave and paternity leave
- The duration and conditions of any probationary period
- All remuneration (not just pay) e.g. vouchers, lunch, health insurance
- The normal working hours, the days of the week the worker is required to work, and whether or not such hours or days may be variable, and if they may be how they vary or how that variation is to be determined
- Any training entitlement provided by the employer, any part of that training entitlement which the employer requires the worker to complete, and any other training which the employer requires the worker to complete and which the employer will not bear the cost.