Good Work Plan: consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Date of publication
- 1 August 2019
- People management: all aspects of managing people
- Business and management
- Material type
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.
Related to People management: all aspects of managing people
Downloadable spotlight looking at violations of labour market rights
Downloadable report on measures to address one-sided flexibility
Downloadable impact assessment on One-sided flexibility
Downloadable guide outlining how to comply with equality legislation