New employment law legislation round-up

Some of the new proposed employment laws have already come into place. Here’s a quick round-up of a few of the laws that have already come into force and laws coming into effect in the near future.

New employment legislation

1st April 2018: National Minimum Wage rates updated

  • Apprentice rate: £3.70
  • National Living Wage for employees aged 25 and over: £7.83.
  • Standard Adult Rate for employees aged 21 to 24: £7.38.
  • Young Workers Rate for employees aged 16 to 17 who aren’t apprentices: £5.90.
  • Development Rate for employees aged between 18 and 20: £5.90.

6th April 2018: New rates for employment claims

  • Statutory redundancy award: £15,240.
  • Max UD compensatory award: £83,682.
  • A ‘week’s pay; is now £508.

25th May 2018: Data Protection

  • All areas of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now come into effect.
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.

Future employment legislation

6th April 2019: Itemised pay slips (click here for a full run down of the changes)

  • All workers and employees have the right to receive an itemised statement of pay.
  • Employers need to provide extra details on pay slips such as total hours worked for hourly rate employees, different types of work and different rates of pay.

April 2019 (exact date TBA): Parental Bereavement

  • If parliament approve the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2018/19, all bereaved parents have the right to take two weeks paid parental bereavement leave

For more expert advice on employment law, contact Alison via email for more information.

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