MAY 2019 WILL SEE SOME CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT LAW IMPLEMENTED
The reason behind these changes is to “restore key minimum standards and protections for employees including strengthen collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace”.
Rest and Meal Breaks
Protection for Vulnerable Workers
Collective Bargaining and Unions
Make Sure You Comply
From 6 May only small to medium sized employer (fewer than 20 employees) will be able to enter into an agreement with a trial period. Trial periods entered into before that date will remain enforceable, so long as all the boxes are ticked.
- A trial period is a written provision in an employment agreement that states for a specific period (not more than 90 days) starting at the beginning of the employee’s employment the employee is to serve a trial period
- During the trial period the employer may dismiss the employee and the employee is not entitled to bring a personal grievance in respect of the dismissal.