On 17 December 2018 the government published its proposals to take forward some of the recommendations in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Good Work Plan).

Click here for the Emplaw briefing which explains the proposals and the draft legislation that has already been introduced in some of the key areas.



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Your essential briefing on The Good Work Plan and what the draft legislation says

From non-disclosure agreements to the gig economy, from whistleblowing to corporate governance and new family rights, there have been some key developments in 2018. Click here for our annual essential summary of the year's employment happenings and to know what to look out for in 2019.


This is your one-stop, once per month read to keep you up-to-date in the field of employment law. Includes need to know information and guidance for employers/ees and their advisors, including a practical guide from the DWP on employing people with a disability or health condition as well as what Gender Pay Gap Reporting  has shown and new guidance for solicitors. Legislative updates include a bill aimed at extending Shared Parental Leave and Pay to  for workers, including the self-employed and of course Brexit - what does a no deal mean for employment law?

For Emplaw Online subscribers, there are also professional summaries of the latest key cases with links to full reports

Click here for Emplaw Monthly - End of November 2018

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Key Points

  • The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 to incorporate provisions to provide bereaved parents who are employees with two weeks’ paid bereavement leave.
  • The right will apply from a date to be advised in 2020.

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The key points arising are set out in this short article from Emplaw authors , Moorcrofts, which follows the publication by the GEO of their report Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2017: Summary of Reported Data from 2017/2018

Click here for the article




Guide on employing people with a disability or health condition

The Department for Work and Pensions has published a practical guide for line managers on recruiting, managing and developing people with a disability or health condition.

Pensions and employment experts at Gowling WLG (who author the Emplaw cards on Pensions) consider what employers need to think about in the lead up to steady state, including considering whether scheme rule changes are needed, and how to communicate the changes with staff.

Click here for the article

We are the 'most comprehensive employment law information site available’, say Business & Industry Today (B&I) who have awarded us  Information Company of the Year 2018.

As a company we are recognised for our ‘continuing passion, incredible knowledge and services to employment law’ and the site is hailed as  'providing information that is accurate and succinct – but written in a way that is understandable'' and 'constantly updated and adapted to the needs of employers and their advisors, employee organisations and others who need to know their employment law'. 

Click here for more and a copy of the B&I article


What is vicarious liability and how do the courts interpret it for employers today? For a short article from Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG, please click here