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Employment Law - What to Expect in Early 2016

Legislative and Case Law Developments in Employment Law

In our first employment law update of 2016 we'd like to highlight a number of legislative and case law developments in the first quarter of 2016.

First half of 2016:  Consultation on grandparental leave.

1 January 2016:  Section 154-7 of the SBEEA come into force, enabling the government to make regulations requiring the clawback of public sector exit payments.

1 January 2016:  Section 148 of the SBEEA 2015 comes into force, empowering the Secretary of State to make regulations requiring prescribed persons to report the anonymous disclosures made to them by whistleblowers.

1 January 2016:  FCA clawback provisions apply to FCA-authorised firms and clawback period extended from seven to ten years.

11 January 2016:  Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 come into force.

26 or 27 January 2016:  Court of Appeal expected to hear Windle v Arada and another (employment status)

15 February 2016:  Government to publish its response to the consultation on regulation of recruitment agencies and further restrictions on overseas recruitment 

16 or 17 February 2016:  Court of Appeal hearing of Sparks v Department for Transport expected.

2 or 3 March 2016:  Court of Appeal due to hear Moran and others v Ideal Cleaning Services Ltd.

7 March 2016:  FCA and PRA regulatory reference scheme and senior managers’ certification scheme come into force.

26 March 2016:  Provisional deadline for the government to introduce gender pay regulations.

1 April 2016:  National Living Wage to be introduced.


There are many more developments expected later this year so follow our blog to stay in the loop and avoid being caught out.

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