Bulletin 4 of 2021 (April)

This latest bulletin continues with some Covid -19 topics, including new Shielding Guidance, availability of home testing kits for employers, and the extension of health and safety detriment protection to workers. It also talks about the recent Supreme Court ruling...

Bulletin 3 of 2021 (March – Budget)

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's 2021 Budget to parliament on 3rd March, this bulletin includes a summary of its employment law implications and also details the further expansion of testing access to all employers. I also take a look at further employment...

Bulletin 2 of 2021 (March)

This bulletin highlights some topical subjects regarding workplace testing and whether employers can insist their employees are vaccinated. It also includes information relating to the increase to statutory rates from April 2021, including the National Minimum Wage...

Increase to National Minimum Wage from April 2021

Increase to National Minimum Wage from April 2021  The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission as regards the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.  These will take effect from 1 April 2021. The NLW will...

Increases to Statutory Rates from April 2021

The Government has announced the new statutory pay rates to take effect from 4 April 2021. In summary: The rate of statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and statutory shared parental pay, currently at £151.20 per week or 90% of the employee’s average weekly...

New Compensation Limits applying from 6 April 2020

The limit on a ‘week’s pay’ and the various maximum employment tribunal awards will increase from 6 April 2020. The  Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2020 brings in the following changes: The maximum amount of a ‘week’s pay’ – used to calculate statutory...

March 2020 Budget Update for Employers

Statutory Sick Pay for Coronavirus (COVID-19) The government has confirmed that it will temporarily extend SSP to cover: individuals who are unable to work because they are following  guidance published by Public Health England, NHS Scotland or Public Health Wales to...

Key changes to employment law coming in from 6 April 2020

Key changes to employment law coming in from 6 April 2020

New right to a written statement of terms from day 1 Current law Currently, employees who have been continuously employed for more than one month must be provided with a written statement of terms within two months of employment commencing. New law All new...