Workers (Rights and Definitions) Bill
Due some time in 2023
The Workers (Rights and Definitions) Bill aims to protect workers against exploitation by employers using zero-hour contracts and false ‘self-employment’.
The aim is to relieve the current difference between ‘workers’ and ‘employees’ and introduce a single status for the purpose of employment rights and employer responsibilities. This is intended to protect workers from the vagaries of the ‘gig economy’ by regulating false ‘self-employment’ and casual employment in a simpler way. The bill is in its second reading in the Commons.