The changes affect the areas of antenatal appointments, equal pay audits, national minimum wage, Reserve Forces membership, whistleblowing, and shared parental leave....more
UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force.
The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more
New regulations on flexible working have been published, while bills concerning small businesses, private pensions, and childcare payments will come before Parliament in the next year.
UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes.
On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more
The statistics show a huge fall in the number of claims, which may be due to the introduction of tribunal fees....more
The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 (SI 2014/147) has now been published, detailing changes that come into force from 6 April 2014....more
New TUPE Regulations come into force on 31 January, with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issuing updated accompanying guidance.
On 31 January 2014, the regulations that will amend the UK’s Transfer...more
European Banking Authority publishes regulatory technical standards for the identification of “material risk takers”, reducing the potential impact of the new rules on bonus caps....more
With implications for employers, Court’s decision reinforces that non-mainstream religions also fall within the scope of the Equality Act.
On December 11, in R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar...more
The new provisions are now in force and allow UK employees to give up certain employment rights in return for shares in their employer (or its parent), but important questions remain unanswered.
On 1 September, the new...more
Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations.
On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more
Affected financial institutions and investment firms will need to overhaul the way they remunerate many of their highest-paid staff....more
New Growth and Infrastructure Act introduces employee shareholder provisions that are expected to come into force later this year.
On 25 April, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 came into effect and, among other...more
Court confirms that "disability" should be interpreted broadly and places onus on employers to explore a reduction in working hours as a potential adjustment....more
Reports show that the number of female board members at UK-listed companies continues to grow but that the rate of appointments must increase to meet targets for gender-balanced boardrooms....more
Changes include the annual increase on certain statutory payments and a reduction in the collective consultation period for large redundancy exercises.
Changes to the collective consultation regime were announced by...more
Court provides clarity for UK employers on wearing religious symbols in the workplace, but difficulties in balancing issues of religion and sexuality remain....more
Change will reduce collective consultation burden on UK employers and means that redundancy dismissals can take effect more quickly.
On 18 December, the UK government announced an important change to the minimum...more