2015 was a busy year in employment law. Shared parental leave was introduced in the spring, enabling eligible parents or adopters to share up to 50 week’s leave and 37 weeks’ statutory pay. The saga of calculating holiday pay rumbled on through the judicial system and we were there at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) this month at the Lock v British Gas hearing, tweeting live with all the developments. The Government’s proposal to offer shared parental leave to grandparents, the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act and controversy around the Referendum all hit the headlines in 2015.
So, what can we look forward to in 2016?