Lots of changes in the world of HR and Employment @TWMSolicitors #Epsom
12th March 2014
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Spring is here!

Lots of changes in the world

of HR and Employment!



New Rates and Limits 

Effective from 6th April 2014, there are new statutory rates of pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, sickness leave and new awards for unfair dismissal. 

Pension Auto-Enrolment

A reminder that the staging dates for pension auto-enrolment are now imminent (1st April 2014) for smaller employers (those with between 50 and 249 employees).


Early Conciliation

Further details have been published of the new Acas Early Conciliation regime. Early Conciliation will be available from 6th April 2014 and mandatory for claims presented on or after 6th May 2014.

Financial Penalties for Employers

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) will allow employment tribunals the power to order that a losing employer pay a financial penalty in specified circumstances.


Flexible Working

BIS have confirmed that the implementation of the new flexible working regime, originally scheduled for 6th April 2014, will be delayed.


Employing Illegal Workers

A draft order has been laid before Parliament which will increase the maximum civil penalty which may be payable under section 15(2) of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act (2006) where an employer is found to have employed adults who are subject to immigration control but do not have the right to work in the UK.

To find out more about the above click on this link;

Employment Law Bulletin


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