Anticipated Changes to Employment Law in 2015


16 December, 2014

There are several anticipated changes to Employment Law to watch out for in 2015 -

  • Shared parental leave will come into effect for parents of children born or matched for adoption on or after the 5th April 2015. Subject to various qualifying provisions, parents may be able to choose how they share the care of their child during the first year after the child's birth.
  • Changes to managing sickness absence are also due to be introduced in April 2015. This will offer occupational health assistance for employees, employers and GP's relating to any employee after 4 weeks' sickness absence.
  • Provisions in connection with statutory adoption leave and pay and also surrogate parents and parental leave will all be changed from April too.
  • It is anticipated that there will be an exemption for reservists from the 2 year qualifying period to bring an unfair dismissal claim where the reason for their dismissal is the reservists service. The date that this is to be introduced has not yet been confirmed.

For advice on how these anticipated changes could affect your business please contact a member of our Employment Law team.


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