By: 9 April 2024
A clear lack of awareness about employment law changes

Law firm, Rollits LLP, is to host a free discussion on employment law changes as a recent survey reveals a lack of awareness of some significant developments.

A survey published by ACAS in March reported that 43% of employers and 70% of employees were in the dark about changes which took effect this month to the statutory flexible working regime.

Other modifications have resulted in increases in the national minimum wage and in the maximum statutory redundancy entitlement. There were also updates which affect family leave redundancy protection, statutory flexible working, carers leave and paternity leave. In addition the information commissioner’s offices has released an update to its guidance on employee monitoring.

The changes and the implications are among the issues to be discussion at the employment law seminar which will take place at Rollits’ office in High Street, Hull, from 9am until 10.30am on 23 April.

Ed Heppel, partner and head of employment at Rollits, which also has an office in York, will lead the event with contributions from Lucy Trynka, whose specialist areas include complex discrimination matters, and James Peel, whose expertise includes advising on data protection.

Ed said: “April is always a month of change in employment law and this year is busier than normal, with significant evolution in family friendly rights. In particular the implementation of the carers leave act 2023 is likely to have a huge impact on employers up and down the country.

“We’ll provide an insight into the latest changes and to other legislative developments which are expected in 2024 as well as a round-up of the key employment law cases recently decided. The seminar should be of particular interest to directors, business owners, senior managers and HR professionals.”


Image: Ed Heppel, Rollits.
Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.