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Changes in Employment Law - April 2016

Employment law solicitor Natalie Ruane provides a round up of changes in employment law during 2016.

Employment Law Change

Date of Change

'National Living Wage' (NLW) will be introduced for workers aged 25 and over: £7.20 per hour. 1st April 2016
Consultation expected on extension of shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents. Before June 2016
The basic rate tax threshold increases to £32,000 from 6th April 2016. 6th April 2016
Employer NICs for apprentices under the age of 25 abolished with effect from April 2016. 6th April 2016
The draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 prohibit employment agencies from generic recruitment advertising in another EEA country without also advertising the vacancy in English before or at the same time in Great Britain. Consultation outcome published 25th February 2016.
Limits applying to various tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation are amended, including the cap on a week's pay for calculating redundancy and basic awards (increasing to £479). 6th April 2016
The draft Repayment of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2016 provide that employees in the public sector with annual earnings of £80,000 or more repay exit payments where they return to work in the public sector within one year of leaving. In force from 6th April 2016

If you would like to discuss any of these changes, please contact Natalie Ruane at Burnetts.

About the author

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Natalie Ruane

Natalie is a Partner and leads the Employment Law & HR team and specialises in education.

Published: Monday 11th April 2016
Categorised: Employment

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