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Posted 21 February 2018
by Stephen Jennings

Government Plans to Extend Holiday and Sick Pay Entitlement to Casual Workers

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Following the Taylor Review, the government has plans to introduce sick pay and holiday pay entitlement for casual workers, following proposals made by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The proposals include the right to receive a pay slip and request a more stable contract as well as a clearer breakdown of pay for agency workers.  The government will also be reviewing current laws that allow agencies to employ workers on cheaper rates – this could mean a higher minimum wage for zero-hours contract workers.

The plans also set out proposals to quadruple fines to employers who have shown malice or gross oversight as well as a name and shame campaign for employers who fail to pay tribunal awards.

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About the author

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

Partner in the litigation department specialising in employment law, he is the relationship manager for many of the firm's employment clients