What should you be looking out for in 2009?

David Reid
15th Jan 2009

During last weeks few goverment bodies confirmed changes to employment law regulations we learned - the pace of change will not lessen in 2009.

Team of employment law specialists


New for 2009

Legislation, both domestic and European, brought in a number of important changes to employment law in 2008. There were also many important decisions from the domestic Courts and Tribunals, and the European Court of Justice, which clarified existing law in areas such as unfair dismissal, dispute resolution and discrimination.


These are forthcoming changes already announced recently by different bodies:


Examples of important forthcoming legislation:


1 April: Statutory minimum holiday entitlement increases to 5.6 weeks (28 days for five-day-a-week worker)


6 April: Repeal of the statutory dispute resolution procedures to be replaced by the ACAS Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures


Examples of important forthcoming judgments:


Holiday Pay Entitlement During Long Term Sickness

  • Stringer and others v HMRC (C-520/06)
  • The Incorporated Trustees of the National Council on Ageing (Age Concern England) v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform C-388/07
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