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UK employment law updates February 2024 – Everyone is talking about AI law| No more concessions for unwittingly employed illegal workers | Statutory Rates updates...

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In our February 2024 legal blog, the CIPD explores the people profession’s legal obligations around AI, the increased fines and risk associated with employing an illegal worker (even unwittingly) and the upcoming Statutory Rates changes for 202...

Are we really too ‘woke’?

By  19 Feb, 2024 12:11

The principles of fairness, opportunity, tolerance and respect for difference, aren’t just important social values but have real importance in the world of work. However, we continue to see an ‘anti-woke’ pushback, confused by some ...

UK employment law updates January 2024 - Change to redundancy processes | New paternity leave rights | Remote working’s 'detrimental impact on the quality of work’ | Plus, the sustainability reporting rules that need to be on your radar

By  30 Jan, 2024 11:13

In our January 2024 legal blog the CIPD explores how significant changes to family-friendly measures coming this April will impact your workplace. We look at two tribunal cases which should be considered when assessing flexible working and discrimina...

History says AI will boost productivity, wages and employment

By  29 Jan, 2024 16:17

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, examines how AI might impact automation, wages and employment During the Industrial Revolution in the late 1700s, economic growth exploded but curiously wages stagnated, a situation termed a...

Two decades of activity demonstrates the value of the CIPD Community to members

By  23 Jan, 2024 10:59

As the community turns 20, we asked Steve Bridger, Community Manager, and David D'Souza, Membership Director of the CIPD, about the significance of the discussion forum and what it means to those who’ve used it. The CIPD Comm...

UK Employment law updates: Changes for 2024: Increased rights to flexible working | A new statutory leave entitlements for carers | Plus a significant shift in employer's obligations to prevent sexual harassment

By  20 Dec, 2023 11:50

In our December legal blog, the CIPD summarises what UK employment law changes are on the horizon in 2024. This blog was updated on 1 January 2024. The details of this blog are accurate at the time of writing. The CIPD maintains updated record...

Laying the ground for the UK General Election

By  13 Dec, 2023 13:46

Peter Flack Lamb recaps the latest developments in UK politics and what they mean for CIPD engagement as we head into the next General Election In September, the CIPD published its proposals for improving work in the CIPD Manifesto for Good Work...

Navigating menopause in the workplace: insights from the Irish public sector

By  8 Dec, 2023 15:21

Author: Meg Dunphy, HR Policy & Engagement Manager, CIPD Introduction: Menopause awareness and supports in the workplace have never been more widely discussed. We were delighted to have Prof. Tom Garavan of University College Cork and...

We have to challenge head-on the belief that men are better suited than women to top jobs

By  4 Dec, 2023 14:22

Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion Earlier this week, I was asked to respond to new survey findings , commissioned by the Young Women’s Trust and reported in the Guardian , that found that a significant minori...

Employment law updates: Deliveroo riders are not ’workers’| work-related stress can be a disability | Autumn Statement | Strikes Act

By  23 Nov, 2023 14:26

CIPD looks at employment law developments in October and November 2023 for England, Scotland and Wales. November has seen the return of a Supreme Court decision in Deliveroo vs Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB). Riders fo...

Significant Irish Case Law Updates

By  20 Nov, 2023 12:08

Author: Meg Dunphy, HR Policy & Engagement Manager, CIPD There have been two important cases in recent weeks that highlight the entitlements of employees. We have seen the first case to compare whether an employer’s sick pay scheme in ...

Fewer UK employers are worried about the cost-of-living crisis

By  10 Nov, 2023 10:46

Charles Cotton, Senior Policy Advisor on performance and reward, explores cost-of-living concerns for UK employers in light of Talk Money Week 2023. Comparing the results from the CIPD’s Autumn 2023 Labour Market Outlook which publishes on Mond...

Employment law updates: Deliveroo riders are not ’workers', work-related stress can be a disability, Autumn Statement, Strikes Act

By  27 Oct, 2023 13:50

CIPD summarises employment law developments in October and November 2023 for England, Scotland and Wales. November saw the return of a Supreme Court decision in Deliveroo vs Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), concluding t...

Work is becoming less central to our lives

By  13 Oct, 2023 15:57

Jonny Gifford, interim Head of Research at the CIPD, explores changing attitudes towards work in the UK A new study by King’s College London has found that nearly one fifth of British people say work is not important in their life. This p...

Onwards and upwards to build menopause-friendly workplaces

By  6 Oct, 2023 15:19

‘Let’s talk menopause’ has been the CIPD’s clarion call to organisations since we launched our workplace resources and Manifesto for Menopause at Work in 2019. Since then, we’ve seen real momentum build to create menopau...

Shaping the future

By  1 Oct, 2023 11:13

By Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD The provocation that the best way to predict the future is to help to shape it has been attributed to various people including Abraham Lincoln. In these uncertain and fast-changing times, this idea gives ...

Employment law updates: Pensions auto enrolment, worker protection bill and TUC action on Strikes Act

By  29 Sep, 2023 10:03

CIPD looks at UK employment law developments in September 2023 On 18 September, two acts received Royal Assent: Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) (No. 2) Bill This act extends pensions automatic enrolment to younger jobholde...

Stepping up support for 50+ workers: New employer tools and guidance

By  19 Sep, 2023 16:20

Claire McCartney, Senior Resourcing and Inclusion Adviser at the CIPD, reflects on the launch of an age-inclusive recruitment toolkit by the Centre for Ageing Better in collaboration with CIPD and REC. The newly-released recruitment tools provi...

Commission reveals findings on hybrid working in new report

By  14 Sep, 2023 12:12

The UK’s Hybrid Work Commission, with input from the CIPD, has launched its report with recommendations to UK Government on how to get the most from hybrid working A growing body of research shows that the right hybrid and remo...

Employment law updates: Fines raised for employment of undocumented workers and upcoming changes to be implemented for fire safety legislation

By  25 Aug, 2023 10:31

CIPD looks at UK employment law developments in August 2023 Fines raised for firms found to be employing illegal migrants New fines are set to come into force in early 2024 for firms who are found to have repeatedly employed illegal...

Employment law updates: Retained EU Bill, redundancy protection and flexible working

By  11 Aug, 2023 11:16

*This post was written in late June, 2023. For the most up-to-date information on legislative changes under RUEL please see our member-support page: https://www.cipd.org/uk/knowledge/employment-law/retained-eu-law-bill-employment-changes/ &n...

Are young people less loyal to their employers?

By  14 Jul, 2023 15:04

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, analyses the loyalty of young people to their employers and explores whether they’re less loyal than other age groups Young people are reported to job hop more, but is this disloyalty ...

Why young people are working from home less

By  7 Jul, 2023 10:05

Jon Boys, Senior Labour Market Economist at the CIPD, analyses working from home trends by age to find out if young people in the UK are working from home less  Age matters when it comes to working from home trends and reporting on them. And a key p...

A just transition in a rapidly changing world

By  1 Jul, 2023 11:10

By Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD Businesses everywhere are being buffeted by geopolitical change, economic headwinds, social change, sustainability challenges, and technological disruption. Surveys, such as that from the Conference Board...

Employment law updates: Extension of protections and paid leave for parents and carers

By  30 Jun, 2023 12:53

On 24 May 2023, three acts extending protections for parents and carers received Royal Assent: The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act This act allows up to 12 weeks paid leave for employed parents with a baby that is admitted to neonat...