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New ACAS guidance on handling requests for a predictable working pattern

As we mentioned last month, the Worker (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in September 2024. Following this, ACAS has been asked by the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) to prepare a new statutory Code of Practice to provide guidance on new legislation and has therefore released draft guidance and code of practice, which is now open for consultation.

The new law introduces a statutory right for workers, including casual and temporary workers undertaking jobs where shifts are changed or where they are not guaranteed or given any predictability over the hours they will be needed, the right to request a more predictable working pattern.

The Code of Practice covers the different processes that are in place depending on situation, and the consultation seeks input on these, as well as setting out further principles of good practice which include measures such as allowing workers to be accompanied, what additional information is reasonable, and in relation to appeals.

If you would like to respond to the consultation it is open until 17 January 2024.

Posted on 11/08/2023 by Ortolan

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