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.