An Employment Law Update from our Gary Somers
As well as the various pieces of legislation dealing with furlough provisions, other important employment law changes were introduced earlier this year which employers and indeed employees should be aware of. A particularly important piece of legislation for anyone starting a new job or thinking about taking on a new employee is that employers must now provide their employees and workers with a written statement of Employment Particulars on or before their first day of employment. As well as details regarding their job duties, remuneration, and place of work, an employee/worker must also now be advised on entitlement to paid leave, details of any probationary period, details of any training provided by the employer, entitlements to any other benefits not covered elsewhere in the written statement and the hours and days of the week which the worker/employee will be required to work and whether this may be varied and how.
Parental Bereavement Leave has also been introduced into law and this gives all employed parents the right to two weeks’ leave if they were to lose a child. There are certain eligibility criteria for such leave but it is an important piece of legislation to be aware of if an employee was ever to face such difficult circumstances.
For advice relating to employment matters, please do contact our Gary Somers on 01397 701000 or [email protected]