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Good Work Plan: one-sided flexibility – addressing unfair flexible working practices

Summary

We are seeking views on the proposals made by the Low Pay Commission, to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’.

This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 11 October 2019

Consultation description

The proposals made by the Low Pay Commission were published on 17 December 2018 to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’.

This issue exists within some parts of the labour market, where employers misuse flexible working arrangements, creating an unpredictability in working hours, income insecurity and a reluctance among workers to assert basic employment rights.

This consultation seeks views on:

  • providing a right to reasonable notice of working hours
  • providing workers with compensation for shifts cancelled without reasonable notice

It also seeks views on what guidance government can provide to support employers and encourage best practice to be shared across industries.

Documents

Good Work Plan: measures to address one-sided flexibility PDF, 451KB, 24 pages 

One-sided flexibility – addressing unfair flexible working practices: impact assessment PDF, 540KB, 41 pages

Ways to respond

Respond online

or

Email to:

goodwork@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

One-Sided Flexibility Consultation 
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Labour Markets 
Level 1 Spur 
1 Victoria Street 
London 
SW1H 0ET

 

Channel website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

Original article link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/good-work-plan-one-sided-flexibility-addressing-unfair-flexible-working-practices

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