What’s new in employment law for 2016?
April may not have brought much in the way of Spring weather, but it was reliable in delivering on at least one of its annual objectives; the enforcement of new employment laws, and the announcement of forthcoming legislation.
Let’s face it, employment law is a fairly dry topic, and, as bedtime reading goes, you could be forgiven for not wading much further than the first few lines. And although all of our clients are incredibly skilled at keeping multiple balls in the air as they build and run their businesses, legal compliance is one ball you really don’t want to take your eye off. So, we’ve made it our job to put together an ‘easy to read’ legal round-up for you. We hope you can quickly pick out the topics that are relevant to you and your team. Resulting, we hope, in happy workforces all round, and a jolly good dose of legal compliance to boot. On we go, then, with all that is new for 2016…
We’ve put this at the top because it is an important one for everyone to read. Calculators at the ready; you are going to need to do some forward planning on the payroll budgets!
- National Living Wage (NLW) – from 1st April 2016, this has now increased to £7.20 per hour for adults aged 25 and over.
- National Minimum Wage (NMW) – from 1st October 2016, this will increase as per the below: