Category:  Employment Law

Family leave pay – rate increases from April 2024

The Government has announced that, with effect from 7th April 2024, the rate of a week’s pay for the purpose of calculating family leave in the UK will rise to...

Extension of redundancy protection for pregnant employees and those on family leave

The law has, for a long time, given extra protection from redundancy to those on maternity, adoption, or shared parental leave. They have the right of first refusal of any...

Carer’s Leave

From 6 April 2024, employees are entitled to take up to one week of carer's leave per year to care for a "dependant" with a "long-term care need". A dependant includes:...

Update your statutory redundancy pay calculations

New limits on employment statutory redundancy pay come into force on 6 April 2024. Employers that make employees redundant must pay those with two years' service an amount based on...

The politics surrounding the work fridge…

The politics which surround the work fridge and its contents are often the cause of significant workplace friction. Employees who have their lunch taken and eaten are often seriously aggrieved....

5 facts about fit notes

Fit notes are the written notification of fitness to work which must be provided by an employee when they are absent from work due to sickness. Here are 5 things...

Flexible Working to become a Day 1 right from April 2024

With effect from 6th April 2024 all employees, regardless of their length of service, will have the right to request flexible working. The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023, which were...

Sexual Harassment

From April, under the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023, employers bear the responsibility to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, with a focus on taking reasonable...

Flexible Working

From 6 April 2024, the right to request flexible working becomes available from day one of employment. Employees in England, Scotland, and Wales can make two flexible working requests within...

Paternity Leave

Regarding paternity leave, employees with an expected week of childbirth (EWC) or adoption placement starting from 6 April 2024 can opt for one or two weeks of continuous leave, or...