New Statutory Rights for Casual Workers

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In September 2024, workplaces will need to be ready for even more transformative change, with the introduction of a new statutory right for workers, including agency workers, to request more predictable working patterns. This groundbreaking development is particularly pertinent for those in roles characterised by casual or annualised contracts, where uncertainty in scheduling can pose challenges to stability and work-life balance.

The Future of Work: Embracing Predictable Working Patterns

For business leaders and HR professionals, this change is a compliance requirement, but also provides an opportunity to redefine workplace flexibility and demonstrate your support for employee well-being. By establishing clear procedures for handling these requests and staying updated with Acas’s forthcoming Code of Practice, organisations can lead the way in creating more secure and engaging work environments.

As we approach this shift, and as you’re already undergoing significant change, preparing your organisation will require more than just policy updates. It’ll involve fostering a positive workplace culture that values predictability and reliability – ensuring business needs and employee preferences meet in the middle. This move towards predictable working patterns represents a significant step in adapting to the evolving needs of the modern workforce, promising benefits for employee satisfaction and organisational resilience.

If you’d like to learn more about how this new statutory right for casual workers could be interpreted within the context of your business… we’d like to hear from you. Call today – make Personology your outsourced HR department and ensure your business stays proactive and compliant.