April changes: A reminder

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It’s April and, as usual, means a spring clean for employment law.  Although we’ve covered the majority of these changes in previous newsletters and alerts, we thought it was worth a quick reminder: 1 April 2017 Increase to National Minimum and Living Wages In Autumn Statement 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the…
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Blog: The Top Five Most Important Employment Law Cases of 2016

Joanne Sefton, Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
No arguments – 2016 has been a seismic year by any standard. Whether you are grieving over David Bowie, still mourning England’s dismal performance in the Euros or contemplating the likely impact of Trump-Brexit on the future of civilisation as we know it, you might be forgiven for not putting employment law at the centre…
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Government reforms (1): Spring changes – are you ready?

The following changes are on their way in April: 1 April 2016 National Living Wage: a new mandatory National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced from 1 April 2016 for workers aged 25 or over. The National Minimum Wage will continue to apply to other workers (current rate (until September 2016) is…
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Newsflash: April changes – are you ready?

It’s April and we keep you up to speed with a reminder of what’s happening this month. 5 April Shared Parental Leave The new right to shared parental leave applies to eligible parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 (and in relation to adoptive parents of children placed for adoption on or…
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Statutory payments and awards: Awards on the up…

On 6 April 2015 the limits to Tribunal compensation will increase where the dismissal (or detriment, or whatever it is that is being complained about) takes place on or after 6th April 2015. Increases as follows: Unfair dismissal compensatory award Current limit – £76,574 Limit from 6 April – £78,335 Week’s pay (used to calculate…
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Newsflash: Awards on the up…

On 6 April 2014 the limits to Tribunal compensation will increase as follows: Unfair dismissal compensatory award Current limit £74,200 Limit from 6 April £76,574 Week’s pay (used to calculate redundancy payments and other awards) Current limit £450 Limit from 6 April £464 Basic award for certain unfair dismissals (trade union membership or activities, health…
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