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Latest development in employment law – Allocation of tips

Allocation of tips

We are just a few weeks in from having implemented new and updated employment legislation and we have further legal developments to bring you.  This time, however, it is specific to certain industries where tips, gratuities and service charges are paid. Introduction of the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 Following a recent Government update […]

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

Workers Act

This Act, expected September/October, will give workers and agency workers a new statutory right to request more predictable terms and conditions of work. Circumstances Qualifying for a Request Qualifying workers will have the entitlement to submit a request under the following circumstances: there is a lack of predictability as regards any part of their work […]

Full changes to Flexible Working Confirmed!

Flexible Working

For those of you who have been following this area of development closely, you will know that for a long time, we have only had confirmation that flexible working will become a day one right, despite when the legislation was passed, it would bring in several changes. However, on returning from the Easter break, it […]

Introducing Fees in the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

A new consultation has been launched which proposes to reintroduce modest fees within the Employment Tribunals (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) systems, aiming to enhance the ongoing refinement of the Court and Tribunal Service while lessening the burden on taxpayers to finance these services. Charges were previously in place from July 2013 to July […]

Changes to employment rights – holiday, working time records and TUPE


The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 have brought about key changes to employment rights which were brought into force on 1 January 2024, however they will not effect most practices until later in the year. These changes have been outlined below along with key information: Holiday pay and calculation Further to […]

Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Flexible Working

A statutory instrument was introduced in December which confirms that the right to request flexible working will become a day one right for employees, with effect from 6 April 2024. Currently employees the requisite length of service is 26 weeks. Consequently, any request submitted on or after this date will be governed by the new […]

Employment Law Timetable

In this article we provide an employment law timeline, and include details of proposed developments that businesses need to be aware of in the months ahead. Confirmed New Employment Legislation – in order of commencement date Expected late 2023 – The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 was […]

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023

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Last month, the Government announced how it will legislate reforms to both the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.  This follows recent public consultations in which the government sought views on matters such as the management of annual leave entitlement and pay, irregular hour and part year […]

Employment Bills – A-Z for employers

There are several Bills which are likely to impact employers over the coming months. Here we provide an A-Z guide on each of the Bills to help you to easily navigate the changes which may impact your organisation. If you require support with updating your company handbook and policies, our expert team can provide ongoing […]

Key Announcement – The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023

Flexible Working

On 19 July 2023, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill was given Royal Assent, and passed as law. It will be known as the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023. The announcement setting out the legislation has some significant deletions from what was originally contained in the Bill. This includes the removal of the entitlement […]

Are you ready for the latest developments in Employment Law Bills?

Employment Law HR Solutions

In our virtual Employment Law Seminar, we predicted that 2023 would be a big year for developments in employment law, and already we have seen the introduction of the Seafarers Wages Act 2023 and the Employment Allocation of Tips Act 2023, and many of the pending employment bills progressing through parliament swiftly. In the latest […]

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023

Legislation has been passed that gives workers the right to be given tips, gratuities, and service charges in full, i.e., with no deductions for processing fees and for tips etc., to be allocated fairly. The Employment (allocation of tips) Bill was given Royal Assent on 2 May 2023 and as expected, it becomes the Employment […]

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Consultation on Reforms

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As part of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, the Government is proposing to reform the Working Time Regulations, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and rules on Holiday Pay. We provide a detailed update on this Bill in May’s Recent and Future Changes Newsletter, in which we reported that the […]

Mental Health Guidance Update

Mental Health

Acas has published new guidance this month regarding reasonable adjustments to support mental health in the workplace. Under the Equality Act 2010, mental ill health can be considered a disability, which means that in those cases where it does, an employer is legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments could be to the job role, working […]

Employment law updates to be aware of throughout 2023

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Over the last few years, we have seen little development in employment law, however, this could change as several Employment Bills could become law in 2023.  Of course, it does depend on how much parliamentary time is available as well as other socio-political factors, so how quickly the Bills progress through both the House of […]

Social Housing Regulation Bill

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The Social Housing (Regulation) Bill was introduced on the back of the 2020 Social Housing White Paper to address concerns raised after the tragic Grenfell Tower fire of 2017.  The Bill aims to introduce transformational change to those living in social housing to empower them, provide greater redress, ensure better regulation and improve the quality […]

Managing the Upcoming Employment Law Changes

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New data has shown that more than 90% of HR professionals don’t fully understand the implications of forthcoming changes to UK employment law. The changes, being proposed by the Government surrounding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, are daunting and confusing for many. As part of leaving the European Union, the 2018 European […]

Key employment law changes to come in 2023

Employment Law, legislation, bill

Over the last few years, other than legislation relating to COVID-19, there has been little development in employment law. However, as we continue through 2023, we are expecting to see large changes to employment law with significant employment legislation introduced to parliament. 1. Retained EU Law (Reform and Revocation) Bill When the UK left the […]

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