Employment Law

Get ready for the biggest upheaval in employment law– the King has spoken!
Employment Law

Get ready for the biggest upheaval in employment law– the King has spoken!

19 July 2024

In the King’s Speech yesterday, Labour set out the legislative agenda for their first months in government.  According to the briefing notes, the Employment Rights Bill, which is likely to come in to effect in October 2024, will include: Making parental leave, sick pay and protection from unfair dismissal available from day 1 (subject to […]

What changes can Employers expect with a Labour Government?
Employment Law

What changes can Employers expect with a Labour Government?

17 July 2024

With Labour in power, employers need to be aware of possible changes to look out for that may be introduced. This blog highlights some of key changes that Labour may implement. Labour stated that they would make sure that the minimum wage is a “real wage” that people can live on. Therefore, it is likely […]

Understanding the impact of AI in the workplace – Insights by Davenport Solicitors
Employment Law

Understanding the impact of AI in the workplace – Insights by Davenport Solicitors

29 April 2024

As the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) grows, the landscape of employment in the UK is undergoing significant shifts. With projections suggesting potential job losses and economic growth opportunities, it’s essential to understand the implications of AI adoption. At Davenport Solicitors, we delve into the complexities of AI’s impact on the UK job market and […]

A Breakdown of 2024 UK Employment Law changes
Employment Law

A Breakdown of 2024 UK Employment Law changes

18 March 2024

In 2024, the landscape of employment law in the United Kingdom is undergoing significant transformations, impacting both employers and employees alike. These changes bring about crucial adjustments that necessitate a thorough understanding to ensure compliance and smooth operations within the workplace. Here are some of the significant changes that are expected to take place in […]

TUPE Explained for UK Employers: Your Essential Guide to Business Transfers
Employment Law

TUPE Explained for UK Employers: Your Essential Guide to Business Transfers

11 March 2024

Business transfers are frequently occurring events in the corporate world. Whether it involves a merger, an acquisition, or a change of service providers, such transactions can have a significant impact on the employees. Where there is a business transfer the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) are likely to apply. TUPE is specifically […]

Understanding the relation of the UK’s Gig Economy and Employment Law: A Practical Overview
Employment Law

Understanding the relation of the UK’s Gig Economy and Employment Law: A Practical Overview

19 February 2024

The UK’s gig economy, fuelled by digital platforms and independent contractors, has grown exponentially in recent years. This presents exciting opportunities for businesses, and as an employer, it is crucial to comprehend the intricate relationship between the gig economy and employment law. Defining the Gig Economy The gig economy, characterised by short-term and flexible work […]

Understanding the 2024 Holiday Pay Reforms: 5 Key Points for UK Employers
Employment Law

Understanding the 2024 Holiday Pay Reforms: 5 Key Points for UK Employers

13 February 2024

The UK Government has released fresh guidance aimed at demystifying calculations and solidifying entitlements, particularly for those with irregular schedules or who work part-time.  Issued last January and formally known as the Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023, these changes are a game-changer for employers dealing with irregular hours and part-year workloads. […]

What UK Employers Need to Know About Whistleblowing in the Workplace
Employment Law

What UK Employers Need to Know About Whistleblowing in the Workplace

15 January 2024

A fundamental aspect that both employees and employers need to navigate is whistleblowing. It can be complex and sensitive, but understanding the law and best practices is crucial for creating a safe and ethical work environment. Let’s understand the key aspects that UK employers need to know about whistleblowing, exploring its legal framework, protections for […]

Complying with UK Parental Leave Laws: A Guide for Employers
Employment Law

Complying with UK Parental Leave Laws: A Guide for Employers

03 January 2024

Understanding and complying with maternity and paternity leave laws is not just a legal obligation but also a crucial aspect of fostering a supportive workplace environment for employers in the UK. Let’s break down the laws and rules surrounding maternity and paternity leave, providing clear insights for employers. Maternity Leave in the UK As an […]

How to Handle Flexible Working Requests: A Legal Guide for Employers
Employment Law

How to Handle Flexible Working Requests: A Legal Guide for Employers

21 December 2023

As work environments become more fluid and adaptable, flexible working arrangements have become increasingly popular, offering employees a better work-life balance and enhancing productivity. As an employer, it’s crucial to understand your legal obligations regarding flexible working requests and handle them effectively to maintain a positive and compliant workplace. What is Flexible Working? Flexible working […]

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