Employment Insight: January 2023

26 January 2023

What to expect in 2023: flexible working, fire and rehire and more changes to holiday pay.

Holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hour workers

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Government has launched a consultation on changes to the calculation of holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers which will simplify the position.
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Flexible and Hybrid Working – what's next?

As employers continue to debate their approach to flexible and hybrid working, the Government has published its response to the 2021 consultation on updating flexible working laws, which includes some changes to make flexible working more accessible.
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Government to crack down on 'fire and hire' practices

Following P&O's sacking of nearly 800 seafarer staff last year without due consultation, the Government is putting in place a statutory code of practice to crack down on employers who seek to make use of the controversial tactic of firing staff and offering them a new contract on new, often less favourable, terms.
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Government publishes response to report on menopause and the workplace

The Government's response to the Women and Equalities Committee report confirms that it does not intend to introduce additional legal protections for women going through menopause. What does this mean for employers and how can they support staff?
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