By 1 August, the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive needs to be implemented by each member state of the EU. This Directive reflects the EU’s desire to adapt to the rapid rise of flexible, technologically-enabled ways of working, and the emergence of the platform, or ‘gig’, economy. Under it workers will be entitled to a statement setting out the key points about their working conditions, including pay, place of work, leave, notice and working patterns. It also provides some protection for workers with unpredictable working patterns and bans the use of on demand (‘zero hours’) contracts. For fuller analysis of what will change, see here.
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