• We have set out below the changes to employment legislation which are coming into force in April 2020. Many of these changes are as a result of the Government’s response to the Taylor Review which looked at how to create ‘good work’ in the modern working environment.

    We have also set out some of key changes which we expect to happen in the future but which do not currently have a proposed implementation date.

    These lists are not exhaustive and Brexit discussions are leading to more consultations and inquiries which may impact on employment law in the coming years.

    Upcoming changes:

    • Holiday pay - reference period

      Written statements of employment particulars

      Agency Workers - Swedish derogation repeal

      Information and consultation regulations changes

      Using contractors – IR35 changes – private sector

      Termination payments

      Agency workers – Swedish derogation

      Bereavement leave

      Continuity of Employment

      Zero hours contracts

      Employment Status Reforms


      Holiday pay – enforcement for vulnerable workers

      Confidentiality clauses

      Redundancy and pregnancy

      Transparent and predictable working conditions

      Single enforcement body

      Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

      Criminal record check reforms

      Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers

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