Prepare for 2018’s ‘landmark’ legal changes, employment law expert warns

Paula Bailey, partner and employment law expert at Howes Percival. Picture: Steve Hodgkin/Chadwicks

Paula Bailey, partner and employment law expert at Howes Percival. Picture: Steve Hodgkin/Chadwicks - Credit: Neville Chadwick Photography

Make sure your business is ready for the impact of legal changes in 2018.

This is the warning of regional law firm Howes Percival, which has said high profile cases and new legislation are likely to have a 'major impact' on employers.

Paula Bailey, partner and employment law expert at Howes Percival, said 2018 could be a 'landmark year' for employment law, with changes in data protection and pay reporting having the ability to catch unwary companies out.

'The 'gig economy' and the status of workers will remain a key topic with high profile cases in the courts and the government expected to respond to the Taylor Review of modern working practices. Meanwhile, employers need to get to grips with two massive legislative changes in the shape of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and gender pay gap reporting,' she said.

'We would encourage all employers to seek legal help if they have any concerns.'


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