Good Work Plan: consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility

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Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Publisher
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Date of publication
1 August 2019
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The Government commissioned the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) to provide advice on the prevalence of one-sided flexibility, the impact of introducing a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours and alternative policy ideas to address the issue. 

This issue exists within some parts of the labour market, where employers misuse flexible working arrangements, creating an unpredictability in working hours, income insecurity and a reluctance among workers to assert basic employment rights.

This consultation seeks views on:

  • providing a right to reasonable notice of working hours; and
  • providing workers with compensation for shifts cancelled without reasonable notice.

It also seeks views on what guidance government can provide to support employers and encourage best practice to be shared across industries.

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