Employment Law – Changes to Annual Leave

The Working Time Regulations have been amended to allow workers to carry over some of their statutory annual leave entitlement into the next two years, where it is not reasonably practicable for them to take them due to the coronavirus.

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Employment Law Update – Changes to SSP

On the 4th March 2020, the government’s Emergency Coronavirus Legislation has introduced the right for employees to have Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from the first day of absence when an employee is off work due to illness (compared to the 4th day previously).

Employment Law Update – Contracts of Employment

The government has made some amendments to the legislation surrounding employment contracts and with effect from 6th April 2020, has increased the amount of compulsory items that must be included in your terms and conditions of employment.  The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 additionally states that employment contracts must be issued by […]

Employment Law Update – Parental Bereavement Leave & Pay

With effect from 6th April 2020, new legislation providing up to two weeks’ leave will take place in relation to this sensitive area.  Many employers will already offer support in the event that an employee loses a child, but employers should become familiar with the eligibility and criteria surrounding parental bereavement leave and pay as […]

Employment Law Update – Holiday pay reference period

The Working Time Regulations 1998 will be amended to increase the reference period for determining an average week’s pay (for holiday pay purposes) from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.  If an employee has worked less than 52 weeks, then employers should use the number of complete weeks worked. This will affect employers who use workers on […]

Statutory Rates 2020

With effect from 5th April 2020, the following proposed weekly rates are expected to apply: Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay = £151.20 (previously £148.68) Statutory Sick Pay = £95.85 (previously £94.25)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General advice for employers can be found on the ACAS website at https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirusPublic Health England have also provided the following information on the affected areas:   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas

Shared Parental Leave

One of the biggest changes over recent years to employment law, especially within the family friendly arena is the introduction of Shared Parental Leave, which came into force on 1st December 2014.  It is expected to allow parents increased flexibility in deciding how to care for a new child during it’s first year.  In essence, […]

Employment Law Update – Oct 2014

TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employees) The EAT (Employment Appeal Tribunal) has now ruled that looking at the percentage of time an employee spends on an activity does not determine whether an employee is ‘in scope’ to transfer under the TUPE legislation.  Instead, the key factors will involve looking at how the work has […]