Editor's message: Certain categories of worker, for example part-time workers, agency workers and posted workers, have different employment rights, of which your organisation needs to be aware.
You should keep track of the different types of worker in your organisation to ensure that they are treated in accordance with the law. You should also take care to update the status of workers over the course of their time with your 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
Updated to include information on amendments to the intermediaries legislation (IR35) for off-payroll working in the public sector.
Updated to include the minimum wage rates in effect from 1 April 2017.
The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has been dropped.
Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of more favourable terms in the private sector.
Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by flexible working consultancy Timewise has found.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed the correct approach that tribunals should follow when calculating compensation for an infringement of reg.5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
Updated to include information on Amissah and others v Trainpeople.Co.Uk Ltd, an EAT decision on compensation for breaches of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to rights in relation to specific types of worker.