On April 6 2019 the minimum contributions an employer and employees pay into the automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme will increase.
From the 6th April 2019 employers must provide itemised payslips to their workforce.
The government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ was published in December 2018, making a commitment to increase the penalties for employers that repeatedly breached their employment law obligations.
The statutory pay rates are legislation supported by the Government. The following changes will come into force on 7th April 2019 with the exception of the statutory sick pay rate; which will come into action on 6th April 2019.
This legislation, which is due to be put in to place in 2020, is the first of its type in the UK. Parents will have the right to two weeks paid leave if they lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillborn from 24 weeks of pregnancy.
A consultation is currently being considered to add to the existing legal protection against unfair redundancy procedures for pregnant women and new mothers on maternity leave.
From 6th April 2019 tribunal compensation limits will increase.
April 4th 2019 is the official deadline for gender pay gap reports for private companies and charities, with public-sector organisations being given an earlier deadline of 30th March 2019.
As of 1st April 2019 the national minimum wage and national living wage will increase.
The weekend is back again, and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week’s questions are answered by Gill Phillips, Senior HR consultant at LoatesHR, Derby, who loves some 90s Britpop.