Policies and Procedure

An amendment to the law on whistleblowing has been updated which concerns the list of ‘prescribed persons’ outside of a worker’s organisation to whom a disclosure may be made. According to the CIPD, this will take effect from 1 October 2017, via the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2017.

The CIPD has also announced that technical amendments have been made to the law governing trade unions ballots and elections, specifically those bodies who are qualified to supervise these processes. The two sets of regulations which implemented these changes are the ‘’Trade Union Ballots and Elections (Independent Scrutineer Qualifications) (Amendment) Order 2017 and the Recognition and Derecognition Ballots (Qualified Persons) (Amendment) Order 2017.

The CIPD stated that the employer’s duties (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 October 2017 which sets out important dates for new employers from October 2017 in relation to the duty to auto-enrol employees on to workplace pension schemes.

The legal round up also highlights the shift in review dates for national minimum wage from October to April, meaning that there will no longer be an increase in the rates annually in October.

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