The Autumn budget included the following matters of interest to employers: National Minimum Wage From April 2019 the NMW will be increased to the following rates: • Apprentices: £3.90 an hour • 16-17 year olds: £4.35 an hour • 18-20…

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An agency worker who was forced by his agency to enter into an umbrella company arrangement has received compensation from the agency following a successful claim for unlawful deductions of wages and holiday pay.

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The EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) has announced that it will begin its investigations into employers who have failed to comply with their gender pay gap reporting obligations in June.  

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Acas has published guidance on how organisations who have now published their gender pay gap reports should action plan now they have reported.

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The Court of Appeal has held that, where there is ignorance of rights in that an employee didn’t know that she was entitled to the National Minimum Wage, she nevertheless resigned because she wasn’t paid it.

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Draft regulations proposing to increase the NMW rates from 1 April have been published.

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From 6 April 2019 payslips for employees who are paid by the hour will need to be itemised showing the number of hours paid for.

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The statutory rates for sick, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption pay are set to increase in April.

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Regulations on PAYE reporting requirements for car and fuel benefit and optional remuneration arrangements have been made.

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