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Employment Matters

Issue 23: July 2024

Employment Matters

Editor's Note

Daniel Naftalin - Mishcon de Reya

Welcome to the Summer edition of Employment Matters: our round-up of the latest developments in employment law and key issues affecting employers and HR Professionals. In this edition, with Labour's General Election win, we examine their extensive manifesto pledges to change employment law, including their pledge to introduce an Employment Rights Bill within the first 100 days of Government.

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Labour manifesto pledges on employment

Labour's manifesto commits to implementing in full the proposals set out in its policy document 'Labour's Plan To Make Work Pay: Delivering A New Deal For Working People'.

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AI in the workplace

As AI becomes increasingly integrated into crucial recruitment and employment processes, understanding the implications of AI deployment in these contexts is critical. This series examines AI's growing impact on recruitment, HR and employee management, highlighting the importance of understanding the regulatory, legal and commercial issues that arise from its use.


Restraint of Trade: what is a Departure Lounge clause?

Departure Lounge clauses, also known as "waiting room" clauses, are clauses which limit the number of employees, partners or members of an organisation who can leave within a certain period of time, usually the organisation's financial year or calendar year. Departure Lounge clauses are usually found in partnership agreements, LLP members' agreements and sometimes shareholder agreements.

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The benefits of employee ownership for people-focused businesses

Each year, the UK community of employee-owned businesses celebrate Employee Ownership Day (EO Day). In 2024, EO Day is 21 June and the theme is 'Proudly EO'. In this piece, we consider why businesses might want to boost employee ownership participation, especially if their culture is already people-centric and striving for inclusivity and profit with purpose.

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