Employment Law Changes April 2015

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in News | 0 comments

From 5th April Shared Parental Leave is introduced. Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay will be amended so that it mirrors Statutory Maternity Leave and Pay. Parental Leave is to be extended so that it can be taken any time up to the child’s 18th birthday and finally the lower rate for SMP/SAP and the rate for Ordinary Paternity Pay will increase from £138.18 to £139.58. From 6 April the weekly rate for SSP will increase from £87.55 to £88.45. The...

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Taking Bonus and Commissions in to Account When Calculating Annual Leave Payments: How does that affect my business?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Earlier this year an employment tribunal (Lock v British Gas) ruled in favour of an employee who argued that his holiday pay should reflect his overtime pay as well as his basic wages. This has implicated how employers apply the rules under the Working Time Regulations and has moved the UK closer to EU law. This week (November 4th) the Employment Appeal Tribunal, having heard submissions, delivered a decision to take in to account overtime...

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Employment law changes 6 April 2014

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The maximum compensatory award in dismissals will increase to £76,574 (from £74,200) and the cap on a week’s pay increases to £464 (from £450) SSP, SMP rates: Type of payment or recovery Figures to use 2014-15 Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) – weekly rate for first six weeks 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) – weekly rate for remaining weeks £138.18 or 90% of the employee’s average...

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29 July 2013 Employment Law Changes

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Fees The 29th July 2013 will mark the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal. Fees will be payable on issue of claims (up to £250) and also prior to the full merits hearing (up to £950). Certain other applications to the Tribunal and also applications to the Employment Appeal Tribunal will also attract fees. Unfair Dismissal award From Monday the unfair dismissal compensatory award limit will change and become the lower of the...

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Small Businesses – RTI delayed

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in News | 0 comments

It has come as a welcome development to learn that HMRC have agreed to a delay and a relaxation of Real Time Information reporting arrangements for small businesses (SMEs) until 5th October 2013.  

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