Key changes in Employment Law coming into force in April
National Living and Minimum Wage Increases
From 1 April 2017 employers must ensure the
National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases are
reflected in an employee or workers' salary.
The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over will
increase by 30p to £7.50 an hour and. The rates of other minimum
wage bands will also increase as follows:
Workers aged 21 - 24
£7.05 per hour.
Workers aged 18 - 20
£5.60 per hour.
Workers aged 16 - 17
£4.05 per hour.
£3.50 per hour.
Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting
From 6 April 2017 the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap
Information) Regulations will come into force. This will mean that
large private and voluntary sector employers who employ 250 or more
employees will be under an obligation to report their gender pay
gap data. The data must be uploaded to the Employer's website and
the government website.
Tribunal compensation limits
From 6 April 2017 the maximum compensatory
award for unfair dismissal will rise from £78,962 to £80,541. The
maximum amount of a week's pay which is used to calculate statutory
redundancy payments also rises from £479 to £489 from this
Posted on: 31/03/2017
This article is for general guidance only. It provides useful information in a concise form. Action should not be taken without obtaining specific legal advice.
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