Keeping Up With The Whirlwind

Why HR Ready Is Your Employment Law Lifeline

The past year has been a turbulence for UK employment law. From changes in holiday pay calculations to the introduction of carer’s leave, and a renewed focus on preventing sexual harassment, staying compliant feels like a never-ending game of catch-up.

The Effect of H1 – 2024

Let’s take a quick look through key changes that have come into effect in H1 2024:

  • Annual Leave & Holiday Pay: The way part-time and irregular hours workers accrue holiday pay has been adjusted, and employers are no longer required to maintain detailed records of daily working hours. This simplifies administration, but ensuring fair compensation calculations remains crucial.
  • Enhanced Parental Leave: Fathers now have more flexibility in taking their two weeks of paternity leave. This allows them to better bond with their newborns. Additionally, the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act offers increased job security for new parents facing redundancy situations.
  • Carer’s Leave (Coming Soon): The anticipated introduction of carer’s leave grants eligible employees unpaid leave to care for dependents. This new right adds another layer of complexity to leave management.
  • Focus on Preventing Sexual Harassment: With the upcoming duty on employers to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment, organisations need to ensure they have robust policies and procedures in place.

These are just a few examples, and with further revisions on the horizon, keeping track of it all can feel overwhelming. That’s where a qualified HR consultancy like HR Ready can support you.

Partnering with an HR consultancy can help you stay ahead of the curve:

  • Expert Legal Knowledge: Our team stays up-to-date on the latest legal developments, interpreting complex regulations and translating them into actionable advice tailored to your specific workplace.
  • Compliance Audits & Reviews: We can conduct comprehensive audits to identify any potential gaps in your current policies and procedures, ensuring you’re compliant with the latest laws.
  • Developing Effective HR Policies & Procedures: We’ll work with you to craft clear, concise, and legally sound policies on everything from leave management to preventing harassment, empowering your managers and employees.
  • Ongoing Support & Guidance: As new regulations emerge, we’ll be here to guide you through the changes, answer your questions, and provide ongoing support.

Don’t let the ever-changing landscape of UK employment law become a source of stress. Partnering with an HR consultancy like us will help you gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your organisation is operating within legal boundaries.

When it comes to the law, HR Ready can help you understand what needs to happen and also develop and implement strategies to achieve your organisations goal.

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