Publish date

26 May 2023

Workplace Law – May 2023

It has been a busy month for employment law developments. The Government has changed its approach to retained EU law and the sunset (or cliff edge) due at the end of 2023. Most employment law is retained but changes have been announced to working time rules and holiday pay. Acas published guidance on workplace adjustments for mental health, which Nick Hobden and Ashley Matthews discuss in our latest video. Also announced is a proposal to limit the length of non-compete clauses in employment contracts to three months. We cover all of this in this month’s Workplace Law.

If you have any questions about any of the topics raised in Workplace Law, please do get in touch.

Acas guidance regarding reasonable adjustments for mental health

Ashley Matthews and Nick Hobden from our Employment team discuss the new Acas guidance released in April 2023 regarding reasonable adjustments for mental health.

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Government abandons ‘Sunset Clause’ in Retained EU Law Bill

The government is abandoning the ‘sunset clause’, which had meant that all retained EU law would have been repealed at the end of 2023. We explore what this means for employers.

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Proposed Brexit Changes to Employment Law

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union and ability to change existing EU laws, the Government has announced some proposed changes to employment laws, including working time rules, holiday pay and TUPE.

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Proposals to limit non-compete clauses

The Government has recently announced its intention to introduce new legislation to restrict the duration of non-compete clauses to three months.

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