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Employment Update – February 2018

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The Employments Rights Act 1996 has been recently amended in a subtle way that nevertheless adds to an Employers obligations when providing staff with itemised pay statements.

The amendment will come into force as of 6 April 2019 and will oblige employers to reference the number of hours worked by the employee for which they are being paid.

This figure can be presented as an aggregate number of hours or as separate figures for different types of work. However, this additional duty is only necessary in situations where the employee’s pay varies as a consequence of the time worked.

They provide for the annual increase to the minimum wage and national living wage with effect from 1 April 2018 as follows:

• 25+ – £7.83 (previously £7.50)
• 21-24 – £7.38 (previously £7.05)
• 18-20 – £5.90 (previously £5.60)
• <18 – £4.20 (previously £4.05)

Employment legislation is always changing and therefore it is advisable to update your policies and procedures annually including your risk assessments.

At FTA Law we can offer advice on all aspects of an employer’s duties towards their employees.

The team at FTA Law provide advice to clients across the healthcare industry with many of our instructions coming from referrals from long standing clients and industry contacts and we work with all of the practice sales brokers and healthcare lending teams at the major banks.

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