7th January 2016

Employment law: what does 2016 have in store?

What to look out for in 2016

So far, from an employment law perspective, 2016 is looking quieter than usual although this could all change! Here are a few pointers to look out for.

  • Consultation on the government’s plans to extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents by 2018
  • Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 come into force
  • Trade Union Bill 2015-16
  • National Living Wage – planned to be introduced by 1 April 2016
  • Court of Appeal decisions on employment status, holiday pay, changing terms and conditions and TUPE.

Resolutions for the New Year

Although personally many of us decide to break bad habits or start new initiatives in the new year, it is also a good time for businesses to review where they are with their employment and HR documentation. How old is it, how relevant is it for your business and does it meet your current needs? The process may simply reassure you that you are up to date and there is minimal work to do. Alternatively, it can highlight issues so that you can resolve them before problems arise.

We can help with our recent offer to undertake a complimentary audit of your employment documentation.

We tailor our services for each client and give each client the time and attention they require and we pride ourselves on our excellent client service.

Our free audit of your employment law documentation can cover:

  • contracts of employment
  • policies and procedures
  • director service agreements

Your audit will include:

  • A face to face meeting or telephone conference to find out more about your business and industry so we can tailor our audit for you
  • A report highlighting where your documentation may be out of date or need amending. Whilst the audit is without any obligation, if you did then require amendments or new documentation, we can discuss this separately with you.

If your business requires support on an on-going basis on employment law advice and HR issues, please do consider our Employment Law Retainer (ELR) which proves to be cost effective for our existing ELR clients.

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For further details please contact Linda Wilson, Head of Employment, on 01730 268211, or .