parental leave

The new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act

The new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act A new workplace right to leave for bereaved parents has been given the royal seal of approval today. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tragedy of childhood mortality. The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act will give all…

brexit and employment law

What impact will Brexit have on Employment Law?

What impact will Brexit have on Employment Law? At the moment it is impossible to be accurate as to how the UK’s employment laws may change following our exit from the EU. However, it is unlikely that the UK government would seek to fully repeal existing employment laws. In July 2018, the government published its…

Change ahead

Upcoming Employment Legislation 2018/2019

Upcoming Employment Legislation This summary outlines the expected changes to employment legislation in 2018 and 2019. October 2018 Abolition of childcare vouchers The government has delayed its scrapping of the workplace childcare voucher system, which was due to close on 5 April 2018, by six months following a vote in Parliament. The abolition is among…

Job cuts &  Redundancy, ELiAction

What are employers’ obligations when handling redundancies?

Employers’ redundancy obligations Retail and restaurant closures continue to sweep across UK high streets. With more and more businesses facing closures, what obligations should employers’ meet when handling redundancies? For a redundancy to be genuine employers must demonstrate that the employee’s job will no longer exist.  This could be because the business is: changing what…

Fleixble working, ELiAction

Flexible Working

Flexible Working Flexible working is on the rise and has traditionally been associated with the needs of parents and careers. However, most employers now recognise that it makes good business sense to provide flexible working opportunities for their staff. A recent YouGov survey found that only 6% of people in the UK work the traditional…