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UK General Election: Legislation Update

As you will all be aware, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a snap election for 4 July 2024, putting to bed months of speculation surrounding the future of the current UK Government. Legislation The election has called into question the status of legislation currently going through parliament, and what this means for the future status of employees. The dissolution of parliament set for 30 May – which marks the end of the current government, means all unfinished parliamentary business falls, including any bills that have not been passed. It looks likely that out of current employment legislation going through parliament, only ‘fire and rehire’ reforms will be pushed through before then. Dismissal and re-engagement, also known as ‘fire and rehire’, refers to when an employer fires an employee and offers them a new contract on new, often less favourable terms. The Government has been clear that it firmly opposes this practice being used as a negotiating tactic and plans to introduce a new statutory Code of Practice making it clear on how it expects employers to behave in this area. “The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2024 (Sexual Harassment changes) and Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act

By |May 30th, 2024|Categories: Employee Contracts, Employment Law and Regulation|0 Comments

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