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Employment Update – April 2019

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Key Employment Changes

There are a number of important changes to Employment Law coming into force in April 2019.

National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (the “NMW”) will increase on 1 April 2019 for all workers. The NMW will be as follows;

  • For Under 18s – £4.35 (previously £4.20)
  • For 18 – 20 – £6.15 (previously £5.90)
  • For 21 – 24 – £7.70 (previously £7.38)
  • For 25+ – £8.21 (previously £7.83)
  • For apprentices – £3.90 (previously £3.70)

Itemised Payslips

From the 6 April 2019 the right to an itemised payslip will be extended to all workers who will be able to enforce this right at the Employment Tribunal. Additionally, where workers are paid on an hourly basis, the payslips will need to itemise the number of hours they have been paid for and provide what their hourly rate of pay is.

Statutory Payments

From the 6 April statutory sick pay will rise from £92.25 to £94.25 per week.

Additionally, from the 7 April 2019 the statutory payment in respect of maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay will rise from £145.18 to £148.68 per week.

Employment legislation is always changing and therefore it is advisable to update your policies and procedures annually. Here at FTA Law our Employment team can offer advice on all aspects of an employer’s duties towards their employees. If we can be of assistance please contact us on 0330 088 2275 for further information.

The team at FTA Law provides advice to clients across the commercial and healthcare sectors with many of our instructions coming from referrals from long standing clients and industry contacts.

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