In order to create a level playing field between businesses, there needs to be effective enforcement.
The government plans to extend state enforcement for vulnerable workers, introducing tough financial penalties and an approach that already applies to underpayment of the National Minimum Wage.
The government unveiled its Good Work Plan in December last year as a direct and carefully detailed strategy to strengthen worker’s rights and change employment laws.
It outlines an intention to improve conditions for agency, zero-hour and other atypical workers.
It’s important that organisations take the time to review the changes and understand the requirements outlined in the new legislation, as non-compliance could cost organisations financially and damage their reputation.