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New employment laws that employers must prepare for

When introduced, these new laws will bring significant changes to employment law, so it’s important for employers in England, Scotland, and Wales to start preparing now. Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director at Peninsula, looks at the changes that are coming and the impact they will have on businesses.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 6 June 2023

Off-payroll reform – the impact of the UK contractor market

This year’s annual whitepaper from Kingsbridge has taken a closer look at what has changed over the last 12-months and with almost 2,000 businesses including contractors, recruiters and end clients responding to the whitepaper survey, some interesting data has emerged.

Contributor: Andy Vessey ATT, Head of Tax - Kingsbridge | Published: 5 June 2023

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Government gives more clarity on changes to EU laws

Last September, the government announced that by the end of 2023, all EU-derived laws were to expire unless positive action was taken to either retain or amend them, which instigated ambiguity as to what changes would affect businesses. But now the goalposts have changed again.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director | Published: 20 May 2023

Trade union membership increase down to women

Membership of trade unions steadily increased between 2017 and 2020, driven by a large increase in female membership, according to new research by Durham University Business School. The study, conducted by Professor Richard Harris and Dr John Moffat, sought to identify the reasons why there was not only an increase overall, but specifically within the female workforce.

Contributor: Professor Richard Harris and Dr John Moffat - Durham University Business School | Published: 21 February 2023

Rejected menopause measures do not mean employee rights can be ignored

A senior employment lawyer has warned that sex, age and disability discrimination claims can still be made against employers who do not take adequate steps to support menopausal staff - despite the UK Government dismissing a move to make the menopause a protected characteristic.

Contributor: Kate Wyatt, Partner in Employment Law - Lindsays | Published: 3 February 2023

Warnings sunsetting EU laws risk rights of more than 8.6 million UK workers

New analysis from the Work Foundation at Lancaster University reveals that more than 8 million UK workers on part-time, fixed-term or agency worker contracts will be most at risk if the Government presses ahead with post-Brexit plans to amend, replace or scrap thousands of pieces of retained EU Law by 31 December without greater parliamentary scrutiny.

Contributor: Ben Harrison, Work Foundation | Published: 14 January 2023

Employers seek support to retain staff amid recruitment crisis

Retention has become just as important as recruitment for businesses amid continued damaging staff shortages, employment law experts at Scottish firm Lindsays have found as they work with firms trying to navigate issues hampering the jobs market.

Contributor: Kate Wyatt, Partner in Employment Law at Lindsays | Published: 24 December 2022