Expected date: 6th April 2017
Redundancy pay applies to those dismissed for redundancy with over two years’ service. A weeks’ pay is used in the calculations but is capped. It is the capped amount that is being increased:
From 6th April 2017 this will increase to £489, (formerly) £479
Expected date: on or after 2nd April 2017/6th April 2017
Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay weekly rates will increase to £140.98 for a week’s pay .
Statutory sick pay will increase to £89.35 weekly rate from 6 April 2017
Although not “employment law”, organisations are enthusiastically encouraged to make themselves familiar with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to see whether they are required to publish an annual statement: “Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain organisations to develop a slavery and human trafficking statement each year. The slavery and human trafficking statement should set out what steps organisations have taken to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their business or supply chains”.
Hitting the headlines today are the lorry drivers of Western Europe who have given testimony about their poor working conditions, which reflect poorly on the retailers they supply which include IKEA.
Its international women’s day, how do you celebrate? Do you review your gender pay gap reporting data or how many women are on your board of Directors? For further information on what the day celebrates visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
If you sponsor foreign nationals under a Tier 2 (General) or a Tier 2 (Inter Company Transfer) category you will be required (unless exempt) to pay an annual charge for each employee sponsored. For full details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/governments-new-immigration-skills-charge-to-incentivise-training-of-british-workers