Employment law update

Understand the new employment laws under the Labour Government's new deal for workers.

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Perfect for:

HR generalists
People Managers
Trade unions
Business owner

You’ll learn how to:

  • appreciate the organisational significance of recent UK employment law changes
  • adapt to recent case law developments, legislation and future changes
  • consider a range of interventions to enable organisational compliance
  • reflect on emerging developments and anticipate future legal changes.

About this course

Course length: One day

Delivery: Online classes and self-directed learning

Suitable for: Professionals who are already familiar with aspects of employment law and who want insight into recent and upcoming employment law changes.

Topics for Autumn 2024

The new Labour Government’s vision for a ‘New Deal for Working People’ will entail significant employment law changes for HR teams to get to grips with. We’ll explore all the proposed changes in depth, including:

  • Removing the 2-year qualifying requirement to bring a claim of unfair dismissal
  • Banning zero-hour contracts
  • Having a single status of worker (instead of employee and worker)
  • Banning fire and rehire
  • Introducing ethnicity and disability pay gap reporting
  • Reviewing various aspects of family leave
  • Reviewing Statutory Sick Pay and the National Minimum Wage
  • A review of trade unions and industrial action.

We’ll also examine:

  • Changes that were planned pre-election (including neonatal leave and pay)
  • What we can learn from recent important case law rulings
  • Current issues affecting employment law and HR teams.


What to expect from this ‘UK employment law’ course

“Very informative course, extremely interesting, facilitator was very professional, did a great job in making sure that we understood what discussed, providing detailed explanations with understandable examples (cases).”

Eleni Apoxoudi, Employment Law Update attendee, October 2023


In this full day course, we’ll work through the implications of all these changes, and help you identify what you need to do to prepare. The workshop content will vary depending on what is topical.

We’ll focus on practical insights and teach you a hands-on approach to dealing with changes constructively and confidently. You’ll explore examples, share thoughts and consider the impact of legal changes on your organisation.

The workshop predominantly covers England and Wales employment law and will have references to the law in Scotland. It will not cover the law in Northern Ireland.

What you’ll need to do on this ‘employment law’ update.

This is a one-day online course. You’ll learn through facilitated online lessons, activities and group discussions.

You’ll need to complete a short pre-course activity in preparation for the course. Following the workshop, you can use the course workbook to embed your learning and support future planning.

What you’ll get on this ‘UK employment law’ update.

You’ll receive a resource pack to help you support or lead effective implementation of employment law changes in your organisation.

At the end of this employment law update course, you’ll receive a certificate.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘UK employment law’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • implement employment law changes or support others to do so
  • demonstrate an increased awareness of the complexities of employment law
  • fully appreciate employer and employee rights
  • share the latest thinking about the ever-changing world of work
  • incorporate the latest evidence-based practice into your organisation.

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