Employment law changes to expect in 2024 – Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog

‘From the day-one right to request flexible working to the introduction of rolled-up holiday pay, Georgia Roberts runs through the employment law changes HR must prepare for in 2024.’

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Kingsley Napley Employment Law Blog, 5th January 2024

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Part-time and shift workers to lose up to £248m holiday pay in UK rule change – The Guardian

‘The government is changing how holiday days and pay are calculated for people who do not work full-time throughout the year, such as shift-workers, school employees and those on zero-hours contracts.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2023

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Transforming Work-Life Balance: The U.K. Flexible Working Bill Achieves Royal Assent – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 21st, 2023 in bills, chambers articles, flexible working, news by sally

‘As of 1st October 2023, there is a seismic shift in the U.K.’s employment landscape. Thanks to the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill receiving Royal Assent, British workers are set to gain even more control over their working conditions, thereby dramatically improving work-life balance.’

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Park Square Barrister, 3rd October 2023

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‘Employers should recognise the issues’: menstrual conditions in the workplace – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2023 in employment, flexible working, health, news, women by sally

‘Workplaces are failing women. Considering endometriosis affects one in 10 women and that is just one menstrual condition – there are many – where is the support, training and acknowledgment in the workplace?’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2023

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The new right to request a predictable work pattern – Mills & Reeve

Posted October 2nd, 2023 in chambers articles, employment, flexible working, news by sally

‘Legislation due to come into force next year establishes a new legal framework for discussions about unpredictable working patterns.’

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Mills & Reeve, 28th September 2023

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Hybrid working is here to stay – but HR policies vary widely – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 9th, 2023 in employment, flexible working, law firms, news by tracey

‘Hybrid working is here to stay but HR policies still vary widely. Some law firms incentivise staff to “come in”, but does this risk alienating people by creating a “them and us” workplace?’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th August 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The New Flexible Working Act 2023 – Old Square Chambers

Posted August 1st, 2023 in chambers articles, flexible working, legislation, news by sally

‘Rebecca Tuck KC, Eleena Misra KC and Nadia Motraghi KC (with a contribution from Ijeoma Omambala KC) discuss the new Flexible Working Act 2023 and where we are now?’

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Old Square Chambers, 19th July 2023

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2023 c. 37 – Illegal Migration Act 2023

2023 c. 35 – Child Support (Enforcement) Act 2023

2023 c. 34 – Equipment Theft (Prevention) Act 2023

2023 c. 39 – Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023

2023 c. 36 – Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023

2023 c. 33 – Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Opportunities opening up for “long neglected” returners to the law – Legal Futures

Posted May 5th, 2023 in employment, flexible working, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The legal profession’s growing appetite for hiring career returners is opening up a wealth of opportunities for a talented group of lawyers who have “long been neglected”.’

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Legal Futures, 5th May 2023

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Holiday pay and pensions – Local Government Lawyer

‘Doug Mullen and Billy Richards consider the pensions implications of a recent Supreme Court holiday pay case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th August 2022

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New Judgment: Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21 – UKSC Blog

Posted July 21st, 2022 in appeals, employment, flexible working, holiday pay, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘This appeal concerned the calculation of annual leave and holiday pay entitlements for workers who work for varying hours during only certain weeks of the year but have a contract throughout that year (“part–year workers”).’

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UKSC Blog, 20th July 2022

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How Has the Pandemic Changed the City Workplace? Top 10 Legal Issues in the Post-Pandemic Workplace – Littleton Chambers

‘The last two years have accelerated a number of trends which had already started to gain traction. The most obvious one is the move to remote working.’

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Littleton Chambers, 17th May 2022

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Law firm says staff can work from home – for 20% less pay – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2022 in flexible working, law firms, news, remuneration by sally

‘A London law firm has offered staff the option to work from home permanently, but the convenience comes at a price.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How Will The New Flexible Working Bill Protect Your Rights? – Each Other

Posted December 9th, 2021 in bills, consultations, employment, flexible working, news by sally

‘Earlier this year, a Bill was introduced in Parliament to give more workers the right to request and access flexible working options. But does it do enough to enhance workers’ rights?’

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Each Other, December 2021

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‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in employment, equality, families, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

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Calling women ‘birds’ is ‘plainly sexist’, judge rules as Barclays banker wins discrimination claim – The Independent

‘A UK judge has ruled that calling women “birds” is “plainly sexist,” and even using the term jokingly is “foolish” in a landmark discrimination case. The ruling came following a tribunal brought by a Barclays investment banker after her boss repeatedly called women “birds.” ‘

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The Independent, 22nd September 2021

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UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2021 in consultations, equality, flexible working, news, reasons by sally

‘Employees will have the right to request flexible working from the moment they start a job, with companies obliged to explain their reasons if it is then refused, the government will propose in a consultation document this week.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2021

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Is The End of Online Parliamentary Debates A Human Rights Issue? – Each Other

‘The Government stopped remote working in Parliament in July, leaving some representatives locked out. Now, a cross-section of MPs are calling on the Leader of the House of Commons to reinstate it.’

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Each Other, 8th September 2021

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Woman refused 5pm finish wins £185,000 payout – BBC News

‘Alice Thompson wanted to work shorter hours to pick her daughter up from nursery, but ended up resigning.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2021

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Can Your Employer Cut Your Pay For Working Remotely? – Each Other

Posted August 26th, 2021 in coronavirus, disabled persons, employment, flexible working, news, remuneration by sally

‘As the UK eases back into in-person work environments, some employers are considering pay cuts for employees who elect to work remotely.’

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Each Other, 25th August 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk