Employment Law Legislation Changes

  1. In what was quite an unexpected development on 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a four week national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, and consequent Furlough Scheme extension (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS). It has now been confirmed as of 5 November 2020 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until […]

  2. We are now six months on from when the Good Work Plan came into force. Amongst other legislative changes was the right for employees and workers to be provided with a Written Statement of Particulars on day one of employment or engagement at the latest. For employees, a window of eight weeks was previously allowed. […]

  3. It has been a busy year from an Employment Law perspective. Not only were there a raft of HR legislation changes in April, but there have been numerous new pieces of legislation and Government guidelines introduced to try to deal with issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst October 2020 doesn’t bring specific Employment Law […]

  4. On Friday 29th May, the Government outlined the latest update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and provided details on the tapering of the scheme which will allow workers to return to work on a part time basis. It will also require employers to contribute towards furloughed workers’ wages after 1st August. The CJRS […]

  5. In December 2018 the Government published the Good Work Plan in response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. It set out ambitious proposals for Employment Law reform in the UK, taking into account advances in technology and societal trends and the impact this has on the wider worker community. The Good Work Plan […]

  6. According to a recent report from the Night Time Industries Association the UK’s night-time economy is Britain’s fifth biggest industry, accounting for a minimum 8% of the total UK workforce. In some night working cases such as hospital work, armed forces and care work, these shifts are essential in the running of the organisation. It’s […]

  7. As we look ahead to 2020, we expect the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act to come into force in April. There is currently no specific provision for a parent to receive time off or pay if their child dies. The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act provides a right to two weeks of time […]

  8. Since 2014 there has been a growing number of cases that have looked into what employers should pay when an employee in on annual leave. It started with employers having to pay commission whilst annual leave was taken. Then it moved onto overtime, stating that regular and consistent overtime should be paid whilst employees take […]