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Case law: Employers must alert workers to outstanding holiday entitlement and encourage them to take it if they want to stop them carrying it forward

UK employers whose employment terms prevent workers from carrying forward the four weeks’ holiday they are entitled to under EU law must tell workers about their outstanding holiday entitlement and encourage them to take it, or risk those terms being ineffective following an EU ruling.Read more

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 12:53 pm

New law: Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates confirmed for April 2019

The Government has confirmed new living wage and national minimum wage rates from 1 April 2019.

The new living wage and national minimum wage rates for the different categories of worker will be:

  • The living wage rate for workers aged 25 or over increases to £8.21 per hour (previously £7.83)
  • The national minimum wage rate for employees aged 21 to 24 increases to £7.70 per hour (previously £7.38)
  • The rate for employees aged 18 to 20 increases to £6.15 per hour (previously £5.90)
  • The rate for employees who are under 18 but above the compulsory school age (and not apprentices) increases to £4.35 per hour (previously £4.20)
  • The rate for apprentices increases to £3.90 (previously £3.70)
  • The accommodation offset increases to £7.55 per day (previously £7.00)

Operative date

  • 1 April 2019

Recommendation

  • Employers should budget and prepare for the new rates which come into effect from 1 April 2019

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Posted on 3 December 2018 | 12:51 pm

Case law: A further employer is told its ‘self-employed’ contractors are workers and entitled to basic employment rights

Businesses which generate and pass work to third party individuals to carry out, treating the individuals as self-employed, should consider whether they are actually ‘workers’ under UK law and entitled to basic employment law rights, following an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling.Read more

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 12:50 pm