Atypical Workers / Working Time / Pay / Leave
In the first part of this lecture we examine the law surrounding what are known as ‘atypical workers’ i.e. those workers who do not conform to the standard permanent full-time worker. Given that employers are increasingly relying on flexible workers, it is essential to develop an understanding of the key issues associated with each type of worker. In particular, the law on part-time workers (Protection of Employees (Part Time Work) Act 2001); fixed term contract workers (Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act 2001); and (Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012) are discussed.
In the second part of the lecture we examine the employee’s rights as regards working time, rest breaks, holidays etc is discussed (The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997); as are the employee’s entitlements as regards pays and any deductions therefrom (The Payment of Wages Act 1991); and various aspects of statutory leave including the Maternity Protection Acts 1994-2004; the Parental Leave Acts 1998-2019; and the Adoptive Leave Acts 1995-2005.
After completion of this lecture learners will be able to:
- Discuss the law regarding the employment of part time workers; fixed term workers; and agency workers
- Discuss the law regarding working time, rest periods, and holidays
- Examine the obligations of an employer as regards the payment of wages
- Analyse the various statutory leave entitlements
Delivery: 2.5 hour lecture delivered live online, and recorded.