New employment status and rights guidance for employers and workers

New government guidance will act as one-stop-shop for individuals and businesses to understand which employment rights apply to them. Business Minister Jane Hunt announced, “Today we are tidying up the rules, helping workers to find out if they are being treated fairly by their workplace.”

Businesses and workers, particularly those in the gig economy, will benefit from greater clarity over their employment status, thanks to new guidance published by the government on Tuesday 26 July. A person’s employment status is what defines the rights and employment protections they are entitled to at work including pay, leave and working conditions, and therefore dictates the responsibilities that an employer owes to that worker.

This information will be available for all to access in one place. It will improve people’s knowledge of their rights, in terms of pay, benefits etc. and remind employers too to avoid any injustice towards workers.

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