Employment Law - key developments in 2014

Stuart Swan
12th Jan 2015

2014 was a busy year in terms of changes in employment law. This update summarises a number of the key developments over the past year. [178]

 

  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’)

​January 2014 saw a number of amendments being made to existing TUPE legislation.[Read More]

 

  • ACAS early conciliation

ACAS early conciliation has been available since April 2014 and became mandatory on 6 May 2014. The scheme was introduced to encourage settlement before an Employment Tribunal claim is raised. [Read More]

 

  • Flexible working

​The right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service or more in June 2014. [Read More]

 

  • Antenatal appointments

New rights to take time off were introduced ​In October 2014 [Read More]

 

  • Holiday pay

​One of the most eagerly anticipated developments in employment law in 2014 has been confirmation of how employers should calculate their employees’ holiday pay, namely whether payments such as commission, overtime and shift allowances should be taken into account. [Read More]

 

  • Preventing illegal working

​The government first published ‘An employer’s guide to right to work checks’ in May 2014. [Read More]

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