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Equality North East

New rights for agency and temporary workers revealed

The legislation will:

repeal the Swedish derogation, which allows organisations to pay agency workers on cheaper rates than permanent staff;

extend the right to a written statement of rights from a person’s first day in their job to workers, going further to confirm their eligibility for sick leave and pay, as well as other types of paid leave including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave;

quadrupling the maximum fines handed out at employment tribunals to employers that have shown malice, spite or gross oversight from £5,000 to £20,000;

extending the holiday pay reference period from 12 to 52 weeks to ensure that those in seasonal roles are able to take the time off they are entitled to; and
lowering the threshold required for a request to set up information and consultation arrangements from 10% of employees to 2%.

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December 19, 2018

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