This year is set to be a busy one for employers and, in particular, HR professionals, with a number of new employment laws and developments coming into force throughout 2024.  This includes new rules on holiday leave and pay and the application of TUPE, changes to flexible working and increased protection from redundancy and sexual

On 11 January 2023, the government published draft regulations to make changes to paternity leave legislation which will provide fathers and partners with greater flexibility when taking their paternity leave entitlement. 

The Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024 are due to come into force on 8 March 2024 and will apply only to children whose expected

In The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia (Cultural Bureau) v Ms A Alhayali the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the situations in which embassies and other diplomatic missions can claim state immunity from employment-related claims.  

The EAT applied the recent Supreme Court case of Benkharbouche v Embassy of Sudan which had resulted

As we come to the end of 2023, there has been a rush on new employment legislation to come into effect in 2024.

Holiday leave and pay

As mentioned here the Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 were laid before Parliament on 7 November 2023 and are due to come into force

The German Whistleblower Protection Act (Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz) obliges employers to set up an internal reporting channel for information on legal violations. The transition period for implementing the obligation ends on 17 December 2023. As a result, small and medium-sized companies with 50 or more employees must also by this time have a corresponding reporting

Das deutsche Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz verpflichtet Arbeitgeber, einen internen Meldeweg für Hinweise auf Rechtsverstöße einzurichten. Die Übergangsfrist für vollständige Umsetzung der Verpflichtung endet am 17. Dezember 2023. Damit müssen auch kleine und mittlere Unternehmen mit 50 oder mehr Beschäftigten bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt ein entsprechendes Meldesystem eingerichtet haben. Andernfalls drohen empfindliche Bußgelder.

Die arbeitsrechtlichen Auswirkungen, die Arbeitgeber

The Pensions Regulator has, for many years, campaigned to reduce the number of pension transfer scams. Its efforts appear to be having an effect. Cold calling, a typical sign of a scam, is decreasing and the number of UK savers receiving unsolicited approaches about their pensions fell from around 20% in 2017 to 7% in

In Ajaz v Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment judge erred in concluding that rule 52 of the Tribunal Rules 2013 prevented the claimant from raising new whistleblowing detriment claims after earlier detriment claims that were based on the same protected disclosures were dismissed following withdrawal

In Ajaz v Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment judge erred in concluding that rule 52 of the Tribunal Rules 2013 prevented the claimant from raising new whistleblowing detriment claims after earlier detriment claims that were based on the same protected disclosures were dismissed following withdrawal