• There is still ongoing debate on the rules regarding maternity leave in the event of surrogacy – two conflicting opinions were presented in recent cases.
  • The zero hours contract debate has been in the news lately.  4 areas of concern have been highlighted.  Announcements are due from the government to advise when the consultation launch date is expected – watch this space as this is likely to be a ‘biggie’.
  • From April next year it is proposed that before lodging a claim with a tribunal, all claimants will need to notify ACAS first where conciliations will be offered.
  • We are also expecting changes to the right to request flexible working legislation in 2014, which will extend the right to request to all employees.

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