A new right to paid leave for bereaved parents is expected to enter into force in 2020. Employed parents will gain the right to at least two weeks of leave following the death of a child under the age of 18. This right will apply from day one of employment. Bereaved parents will also be entitled to be paid while they are off if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Additionally, new legislation will be introduced to ensure that tips left for workers will go to them in their entirety. Although the government recognises that most employers do act in good faith, there are worried that in some sectors, employers have been undertaking poor tipping practices and making disproportionate deductions from tips being left for workers. The government has stated that the new legislation will be “introduced at the earliest opportunity”.
Finally, there may be some movement following the recent consultations on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, which considered a number of matters including the definitions of workers and employees in light of recent gig economy cases, such as Uber and Citysprint, currently going through the Courts.
If you like to discuss these upcoming changes, seek advice from your Employment Law Adviser.