We’ve rounded up the latest changes to employment law, regarding pay and compensation, effective from the 6 April:
Pay slip changes
There are two important changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996, affecting pay slip information, which came into force on 6 April:
- Employers must include the total number of hours worked where the pay varies according to the hours worked, for example under variable hours or zero hour contracts.
- Payslips must be given to 'workers' and not just employees. Read our gig economy and employment status update here.
Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Pay
From 6 April 2019, the rate has increased to £148.68 per week. Read our update on enhanced shared parental pay here.
The cap on a week’s pay, used when calculating statutory redundancy pay or for basic awards in unfair dismissal cases for example, is increasing from £508 to £525. This makes the max statutory redundancy payment £15,750.
Statutory Sick Pay
From 6 April 2019, SSP is going from £92.05 to £94.25 per week.
From 6 April, awards for injury to feelings in discrimination cases will be calculated based on the following bands:
Lower band: £900 - £8,800.
Middle band: £8,800 - £26,300.
Upper band: £26,300 - £44,000.