Employment Rights – the government’s response to the Taylor Review, by Liz MacDonald

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The government has agreed to overhaul employment rights following the Taylor review to include stricter rights in relation to holiday and sick pay. The Taylor review investigated the ‘gig economy’ in relation to part time and flexible workers and all work in the UK economy should be “fair and decent”. Although the Taylor review made certain recommendations, the government has gone further in that they are going to enforce all holiday and sick pay entitlement, giving all workers the right to demand a payslip and allowing anyone working on a flexible contract the right to remand a more stable contract. Further, the government is also asking for a review into a higher minimum wage for workers on zero-hour contracts and may also repeal laws that allow agencies to employ workers on cheaper rates.