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Employment Law update.

January 2018.

Revised rates for Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay have been announced. The new rate of £145.18 will come into effect in April.

Having been harmonised in 2017, the rates for the National Living wage and also the National Minimum wage will increase in April.

National Living Wage (age 25 and over) (£7.83 from 2018)

Adult Rate (21-24) £7.05 (£7.38)
Lower rate (18-20) £5.60 (£5.90)
Youth rate (16-17) £4.05 (£4.20)
Apprentice minimum wage £3.50 (£3.70)

July 2017. Tribunal Fees – the biggest victory in the history of Employment Law??

Supreme Court supports Unison challenge – tribunal fees now abolished with immediate effect.

Questions to be answered include:

January 2017

The big talking point recently has been the cases involving Uber taxi drivers and City Sprint (cycle couriers). Both cases are about employment status – with the Companies saying the arrangements are for self employed individuals, but the courts deciding that they are in fact employing workers – which brings certain employment rights, perhaps most significantly holiday pay. With a reported 30,000 Uber drivers in the London area alone this has huge implications and the decision has been appealed.