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9 April, 2024

Increase in banding rates for Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings for 2024/2025

Joint Presidential Guidance increases ‘Vento bands’ for claims presented on or after 6 April 2024

8 April, 2024

ACAS publishes updated Code of Practice on flexible working covering new rights that come into force this month

However, while welcoming the changes reflected in the new Code, Pregnant then Screwed says the new laws do not go far enough

5 April, 2024

Unpaid carers in Northern Ireland will be ‘left behind’ if new carer’s leave entitlement in Great Britain is not introduced in the region

Carers NI also urges Stormont's Economy Minister to go further by providing carers with statutory entitlement to paid leave

3 April, 2024

Preserving current methods of presenting responses to Employment Tribunal claims until new digital case management system is fully rolled out

However, Employment Tribunal Presidents' Practice Direction 'strongly encourages' tribunal users to use the new online submission service as soon as possible in the interim

3 April, 2024

Consultation on proposed changes to ET and EAT procedural rules consequent upon the Tribunal Procedure Committee taking over responsibility for making them

Views invited on responsibilities to be delegated from the Department for Business and Trade and the Lord Chancellor later in 2024

2 April, 2024

2 April, 2024

28 March, 2024

National living wage and national minimum wage rates from April 2024

New statutory instrument increases rates while also changing the age rules for the NLW so that it also applies to working people aged 21 and 22

28 March, 2024

Low Pay Commission says it expects April 2024 increase in national minimum wage will mean government meets long-standing target of it equalling two-thirds of median hourly earnings

However, advice to government on minimum wage policy beyond 2024 recommends it either adopts a further target or return to a 'principle-based' approach that responds to economic conditions

28 March, 2024

28 March, 2024

Government announces plans to address the misuse of confidentiality clauses and non-disclosure agreements by employers

Changes will be introduced by legislation to clarify that orders that prevent employees from disclosing information cannot be legally enforced if they prevent victims from reporting a crime or accessing support or legal advice

27 March, 2024

Minimum wage is the ‘most successful economic policy in a generation’

Resolution Foundation finds that lowest earners are £6,000 better off per year than if policy had not been introduced in April 1999

25 March, 2024

22 March, 2024

Minimum service levels during strikes for fire and rescue authorities in England

New statutory instrument provides that, where emergency response is assessed as needed, it must be provided as if strike was not taking place

20 March, 2024

19 March, 2024

Uprating of minimum agricultural wage rates in Wales for 2024/2025

New statutory instrument revokes and replaces previous Agricultural Wages (Wales) Order

18 March, 2024

18 March, 2024