At our recent Employment Law Update seminar, we reported on various plans to introduce new employment rights. So have there been any further developments?
What's going to change and when?
On 24 May 2023, the following laws received Royal Assent:
Although these new rights have received Royal Assent, they have not yet come into force. Precisely when this will happen is presently unclear. The neonatal leave and pay rights are most likely to come into force in April 2025. The carers’ leave laws may come into force a little earlier, but not before April 2024.
Although there is still some uncertainty surrounding precisely when these new rights will come into force, it is likely that we can have increasing confidence that it is a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’. As a result, you may want to begin to take account of these additional rights when planning for the future.