Rollits puts focus on employment law amid changes to pay and protection

Leading law firm Rollits LLP is to host a free discussion on changes to employment law as a recent survey reveals a lack of awareness of some significant developments.

Ed Heppel, Partner and Head of Employment at Rollits

A survey published by ACAS in March reported that 43 per cent of employers and 70 per cent of employees were in the dark about changes which took effect this month to the statutory flexible working regime.

Other modifications have resulted in increases in the National Minimum Wage and in the maximum statutory redundancy entitlement. There were also updates which affect family leave redundancy protection, statutory flexible working, carers leave and paternity leave. In addition the Information Commissioner’s Offices has released an update to its guidance on employee monitoring.

The changes and the implications are among the issues to be discussion at the employment law seminar which will take place at Rollits’ office in High Street, Hull, from 9am until 10:30am on Tuesday 23 April.

Ed Heppel, Partner and Head of Employment at Rollits, which also has an office in York, will lead the event with contributions from Lucy Trynka, whose specialist areas include complex discrimination matters, and James Peel, whose expertise includes advising on data protection.

Ed said: “April is always a month of change in employment law and this year is busier than normal, with significant evolution in family friendly rights. In particular the implementation of the Carers Leave Act 2023 is likely to have a huge impact on employers up and down the country.

“We’ll provide an insight into the latest changes and to other legislative developments which are expected in 2024 as well as a round-up of the key employment law cases recently decided. The seminar should be of particular interest to directors, business owners, senior managers and HR professionals.”

More details and how to reserve a place at this free seminar can be found on the Rollits website at