Employment Law Implications of a Labour Government

The UK will be voting in the general election on Thursday, 4 July.

Keir Starmer’s Labour Party are currently established favourites in the polls and have set out plans which would bring about “the biggest upgrade to rights at work for a generation”.

From making unfair dismissal a day one right to outlawing zero-hour contracts, join us during election week as we take an in-depth look at Labour’s significant proposals and how they could reshape the employment landscape over the next term.

1 July, 2.00 - 3.00 pm

What's on the agenda?

Having “transformed the world of work once before”, Labour has pledged to do more for working people if elected on 4 July.

Building on the party’s historical legacy of transformative employment policies – including the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, the 48-hour working week and 28 days’ paid holiday – we could be on the cusp of another significant shift in employment law and workers’ rights.

So, how might Labour’s ‘Plan to Make Work Pay’ transform the workplace in the months and years ahead, and what does it all mean for employers?

Hosted by WorkNest’s Head of Organisation Development Services, Annabelle Carey, Head of Learning, Vicky Roberts, and Principal Employment Law Adviser and Solicitor, Jane Nicholls, this free, 60-minute session will explore the potential employment law and HR implications of a Labour government, detailing the effects of proposals such as:

  • Creating a single ‘worker’ employment status
  • Making key rights – including unfair dismissal – available from day one
  • Banning “exploitative” zero-hour contracts
  • Putting an end to fire and rehire practices
  • Boosting National Minimum Wage to combat the cost of living
  • Overhauling SSP, including removing the lower earnings threshold
  • Enhancing family-friendly rights, including reviewing parental leave
  • Extending redundancy and TUPE rights
  • Expanding equal pay rights to ethnic minorities and disabled people
  • Repealing the Trade Union Act 2016 and strengthening TU rights

Our experts will help you get ahead of the curve and consider what steps your organisation may need to take ahead of these changes coming into force.

Have a question?

If you have a specific query you would like our hosts to answer, submit it when signing up – we’ll address as many as we can at the end of the session.

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“What an exciting time to be an employment lawyer or HR professional. Labour’s proposals for employee rights would be a truly tectonic shift if implemented. If there was ever a time that your business needed the support of an employment lawyer, it’s now!”

Gerard O’Hare – Legal Director,


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