Employment Law Dates HR coutdown

We strongly believe in giving you all the latest HR information you need to keep on top of the changing legislation.

From April 1st  ensure you are following all the relevant legislation.

National Minimum Wage National minimum wage rates increase.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90
April 2020 £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

 

For further information on other areas that will have increases please click here: Other rates increases are as per this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-and-thresholds-for-employers-2020-to-2021

The Good work plan – How will it affect you?

Labelled as one of the biggest things to happen in employment law, the independent evaluation which was the catalyst that started the review into – “Modern Working Practices” 2017 requires you as an employer to take action.

What does it mean to you? What steps do you need to implement? 

  1. Agencies were previous allowed to opt out of equalising the pay of agency staff, with the permanent workforce once they had been with the same employer for more than 12 weeks. This is a legal loophole known as the ‘Swedish Derogation’. This opt-out will cease on 6 April 20 when the Agency Workers Amendment) Regulation 2019 come into force;
  2. A reform intended to improve the holiday pay for seasonal workers will come into force on 6 April 20. The pay reference period for determine an average weeks pay will increase to 52 weeks.
  3. Currently employers have up to 2 months to issue a statement to any employee working for them for more than a month. This will become a day one right.

 

Key new points to take into account.

  • Extension of the right to a written statement of particulars of employment
  • Increase in the period over which holiday pay is calculated
  • Increased protection for agency workers
  • Increase in the ‘break of service’ period
  • Right to request a ‘stable’ contract
  • Ongoing consultations
  • Flexible working
  • A new enforcement body
  • Protections for unwell and disabled workers.

Let us take you through these, simply give our expert team a call today on 01527 571 611

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