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  • Writer's pictureClaire Watt

Newsletter April 2024: Four BIG employment law changes coming into effect in April 2024

This April, we see a huge wave of employment law updates coming into effect.

We haven’t seen so many updates happening at once for a very long time.

For this reason, it’s incredibly important for you to be aware of these changes and take action to ensure you stay compliant and protected.

Here is a list of employment law updates that you need to be aware of:

1. Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023

Extended protection for pregnant employees and the introduction of one week of unpaid leave for carers. Employers may need to update policies and train staff accordingly.

2. The Carer’s Leave Act 2023

This Act ensures carers will qualify for one week of unpaid leave per year, available from day one of employment. Employers should update policies and consider how to handle these requests fairly.

3. Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023

Employees gain the right to request flexible working from day one, with an increased limit of two requests per year. Employers should update policies, train managers and promote a supportive, flexible working culture.

. The Paternity Leave (Amendment)Regulations 2024

Employees will be able to take statutory paternity leave at any point in the first year (previously it was only allowed during the first 8 weeks) and will be able to split it up into two separate blocks of one week. You will need to update your policies and procedures and communicate through the business accordingly.

Other changes include:

Calculating holiday pay and leave

National minimum wage rises

Changes to statutory maternity pay and sick pay rates

Changes to the age criteria for being auto-enrolled in a pension scheme

For more information please get in touch

0208 398 6599

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