As we roll on through 2024, it's crucial for HR professionals to stay updated on the latest employment law changes as they carry significant implications for businesses across various sectors. 

Here, UMi Partner Croner explains the confirmed legal changes that will impact all businesses as they come into effect. 

Some confirmed changes are: 

  • Updates to flexible working requests.

  • Introduction of the right to take carer’s leave.

  • Revised Paternity Leave regulations.

  • Enhanced protection for pregnant employees facing redundancy, as well as for parents returning from maternity/adoption/shared parental leave.

  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) increases.

  • Adjustments to redundancy pay, guarantee pay, and unfair dismissal compensation rates.

  • Higher rates for statutory maternity/adoption/paternity benefits.

  • Updates to National Minimum Wage rates and threshold lowered to include 21-year-olds.

  • New method to caculate holiday entitlement and holiday pay for irregular hours workers and part-year workers. 

For more details and comprehensive information regarding these changes, you can read the attached HR Horizon PDF provided by Croner here

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