The Government has published Good Work Plan: Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility setting out proposals to introduce new rights for workers to be given reasonable notice of their working hours and to be compensated where their shifts are cancelled or curtailed without reasonable notice. Views are sought by 11 October 2019 on whether the new rights should be “day-one” rights, what “reasonable notice” should be in respect of both rights, the level of compensation, and whether rights should vary depending on type of work done or the industry in which the worker is employed.

The consultation document also notes that the Government has previously committed to adopt the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation for workers to have a right to switch to a contract that reflects their normal working hours, with limited grounds on which an employer is entitled to refuse.

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