Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

This article summarises 6 key developments to look out for in 2016 and what employers should do in anticipation. A more comprehensive overview of expected changes is found in our article Employment Law 2016 - Checklist 

This article provides a checklist of the main legislative developments and judicial decisions expected in 2016.


In parallel with the Immigration Bill, the government launched a consultation seeking views on ways to improve the enforcement of employment rights (such as non- payment of the National Minimum Wage) to protect workers from exploitation. The government response has now been published. This article summarises the measures, including expanding the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority,to be taken forward 

In our Contributor News section we list and link to articles published by the authors of the emplaw law cards. This month, one of our Pension card authors,Ian Curry from Wragge Lawrence Graham provided this article - Pensions 2016 – Six Things to Watch.

The December 2015 edition of Emplaw Monthly includes links to the new Acas Guide on Disability Discrimination and the TUC guidance on time off and pay for parents entering into surrogacy arrangements, as well as professional case summaries(for subscribers). 

The latest edition of Emplaw Monthly includes the latest cases and employment law news as well as this month's articles including The Autumn Statement - Key points for Employment Practitioners and Working Time and Contractual Holiday - the cases and the law in a nutshell, as well as links to the updated DBS code of practice for recipients of disclosure information and the Acas material on carrying out workplace investigations (including guides and templates).



This article covers the apprenticeship levy and other important announcements made in the Chancellor's 2015 Autumn Statement and Spending Review. It also links to the outcome to the consultation on the apprenticeship levy and to the new tax thresholds announced for 2016/17

Subscribers now have a personal Leaning and Development page (linked at the top of each page just below the emplaw online logo) where, each month, they can create a Learning & Development Record and Evaluation sheet to store and print as required as part of their training record.

The Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, has appointed Barry James Clarke as a Regional Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England & Wales). He will serve as Regional Employment Judge for Wales, based at Cardiff, with effect from 1 December 2015. The full announcement is at https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/regional-employment-judge-of-the-employment-tribunals-clarke/

The latest edition of Emplaw Monthly includes the latest cases and employment law news including the introduction of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act requiring large businesses to disclose steps to ensure that their supply chains are slavery-free and links to new BIS guidance on zero hours contracts and the toolkit published by MOJ for employers of Reservists.