General Election 2024: What changes can employers expect?

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Posted on 05 Jul 2024

General Election 2024: What changes can employers expect?

Labour has been elected to Government and we are likely to see significant changes to employment and immigration laws as a result.

Below, we focus on some of the key proposals announced by the Labour Party in its manifesto and its New Deal for Working people, considering the implications for employers, and providing some practical tips.

Some of the changes could be introduced relatively quickly, with Labour saying it will introduce an Employment Bill into Parliament within the first 100 days of its Government, although it promises to consult fully with businesses and workers before legislation is passed.

Labour has not outlined its immigration proposals or policies with as much clarity or detail as the employment law provisions. However, immigration has been a key topic in the lead up to the election, and Labour has indicated some key priorities for immigration in its manifesto.

For information on how we can support you with the changes discussed below, please contact a member of our team or submit an enquiry form.

Employment Law

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Day-one rights

Extending employment tribunal time limits

Gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps

Menopause action plans

Pregnancy dismissals

Collective consultation

Fire and rehire

Worker status

Harassment by third parties

Zero hour contracts

National Minimum Wage

Trade unions and industrial action

Review of leave rights

Non-compete clauses

Immigration Law

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Net migration figures

Family migration


How can Labour achieve its policy aims?

Dan Begbie-Clench

Dan specialises in employment law and advises a range of companies and senior executives, partners and employees. He is known for commercial and responsive advice. He is recommended for his work in the leading legal directories, the Chambers UK Guide and The Legal 500 Guide.

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Kate Kapp

Kate is an employment law partner and is head of the Thames Valley office and the firm’s Thames Valley litigation, and franchise client teams.

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Malini Skandachanmugarasan

Malini has specialised in immigration law for well over a decade and is one of the UK's leading immigration experts.

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