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19 July, 2024

Government confirms that it has decided not to prevent previous government’s Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement from coming into force

However, Business Secretary also confirms that 'inadequate' code will be replaced with strengthened version as soon as legislation to end misuse of 'fire and rehire' practices has been brought forward

17 July, 2024

Legislation to ban exploitative practices and strengthen employment rights announced in King’s Speech

Measures in new Employment Rights Bill include abolishing zero-hours contracts, providing protection from unfair dismissal from day one, and removing restrictions on trade union activity

17 July, 2024

Right to equal pay for ethnic minority and disabled people to be included in draft Bill

Draft Equality (Race and Disability) Bill will 'enshrine in law' the right to equal pay and introduce mandatory pay reporting

10 July, 2024

TUC warns that proposed reforms to the TUPE regime focus on weakening protections rather than ensuring system works as effectively as possible

Consultation response also calls on newly appointed Ministers to consult on moving towards a single status of worker as an early priority of the new government

9 July, 2024

Senior President of Tribunals sets out proposed practice direction on composition of Employment Tribunals

Hearing panel composition to be decided at discretion of judge in each case

9 July, 2024

EHRC launches consultation on updated guidance in relation to sexual harassment and harassment at work

Commission seeks views on proposed changes to reflect the coming into force of the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 in October 2024

9 July, 2024

New JobStart Scheme launched in Northern Ireland to fund work opportunities for people aged 50 to 64

Scheme will provide employers with support to pay 100 per cent of the national living wage for 25 hours a week for participants on six-month placements

8 July, 2024

5 July, 2024

Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland launches consultation on regulations that will introduce new employment right to domestic abuse ‘safe leave’

Minister says that progressive legislation will give victims entitlement to up to 10 days paid leave in each leave year

2 July, 2024

Department for Economy in Northern Ireland launches consultation on an employment framework to support ‘good jobs’

Highlighting that responses will feed into design of a new Employment Rights Bill, Minister says that aim is to ensure that working people can provide their families with a decent and secure income and meet their family and caring responsibilities

26 June, 2024

New government must change law on maximum temperatures in the workplace, says trade union organisation

TUC General Secretary welcomes Labour's New Deal pledge to address excessive working temperature, saying it would finally bring guidance into the 21st century

13 June, 2024 Open access

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Labour: Employment

Commitments include introducing day one rights to parental leave, sick pay and protection from unfair dismissal, and ensuring the minimum wage is a 'genuine living wage'

11 June, 2024 Open access

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Conservatives: Employment

Commitments include progressing the reform of fit notes, and maintaining the National Living Wage

10 June, 2024 Open access

Election 2024 Manifesto round-up | Liberal Democrats: Employment

Commitments include the modernisation of employment rights, improving statutory sick pay, and expanding parental pay and leave

28 May, 2024

24 May, 2024

Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill completes passage through Parliament following the announcement of the General Election

Private Member's Bill includes provision for paternity leave to be a day-one employment right in the event of a mother's death

22 May, 2024

Government announces change to duration of EUSS pre-settled status extensions and related relaxation of requirements for further right to rent and work checks

Change from two to five years designed to further support implementation of 2022 High Court judgment in case brought by Independent Monitoring Authority

17 May, 2024

Government launches consultation on clarifications to TUPE provisions in light of case law that has ‘introduced uncertainty’

Views also sought on proposal to abolish the legal framework for European Works Councils

13 May, 2024

Profoundly deaf JSA claimant awarded almost £50,000 in damages following discrimination claim against the DWP

Employment Tribunal rules that the Department breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments, and that claimant was subjected to victimisation by his Disability Employment Adviser