Employment Law update.
Claims to tribunals went up by 90% in the last 3 months of 2017 compared to the previous year. This is down to the removal of the fees last July following a legal challenge. As the tribunal service had reduced the number of employment judges to reflect the huge drop in claims that fees prompted, there are now long delays in getting a hearing at some tribunal offices. Bring back fees!!
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)