The Work Couch

The Work Couch: What's on the horizon for employment law in 2024?

Published on 17 January 2024

Welcome to The Work Couch, the podcast series where we explore how your business can navigate today's tricky people challenges and respond to key developments in the ever-evolving world of employment law.

We kick off season 2 with a look ahead to 2024 and discuss five key employment law changes and HR trends on the horizon. 

Ellie Gelder is joined by Kelly Thomson, partner and RPC's ESG lead, to explain how HR professionals and business leaders should start preparing now for the following:

  • Redundancy protection extending to pregnant employees and those returning from maternity leave and other family-related leave;
  • Leave for carers;
  • Changes to employers' duties under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent sexual harassment at work;
  • Increased regulatory focus and scrutiny on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in certain sectors; and
  • New rates of statutory minimum wages and changes to the national living wage.

Kelly also highlights other HR trends and developments to monitor in 2024.

Listeners may also be interested in our Christmas special where we explore 12 key employment law developments of 2023, which will remain relevant in 2024, including: changes to the right to request flexible working, TUPE consultation, and holiday pay.

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The Work Couch is not a substitute for legal advice.