Rights in relation to specific types of worker

Qian MouEditor's message: Certain categories of worker, for example part-time workers, agency workers and posted workers, have different employment rights, of which employers need to be aware.

Employers should keep track of the different types of worker in their organisation, to ensure that they are treated in accordance with the law. Employers should also take care to update the status of workers over the course of their time with an organisation, including issuing a new contract or updated terms and conditions of employment where appropriate.

Posted workers (workers who for a limited period of up to one year carry out their work in another EU member state) are entitled to terms and conditions at least equal to those guaranteed to workers in the member state they have gone to work in. The Posted Workers (Enforcement of Employment Rights) Regulations 2016, which came into effect in June 2016, aim to improve the enforcement and implementation of the 1996 Posted Workers Directive.

Qian Mou, employment law editor

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