Legal changes in force from April 2020 including National Minimum Wage and holiday pay reference periods.
1st April 2020 – National Minimum Wage increase
- £8.72 per hour for ages 25 and over.
- £8.20 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
- £6.45 per hour for ages 18 to 20.
- £4.55 per hour for under 18.
- Apprentices under 19 (or aged 19 and over in their first year of apprenticeship) – £4.15 per hour
- Legislation will be introduced to make the entitlement to a written statement a day-one right for workers and employees, and increase the mandatory information contained within the statement
- New legislation will be introduced to ensure confidentiality clauses used in employment terms do not purport to prevent individuals from making disclosures to the police, regulated health and care professionals, or legal professionals. Further requirements will also be introduced, including ensuring the limits on confidentiality are clearly set out in plain English.
- Holiday pay reference periods for zero hours and other variable hours workers will change from 6 April from 12 weeks to 52 weeks
6 April 2020 – Parental Bereavement Leave introduced
- April 2020 will see the implementation of new legislation providing two weeks of paid leave for working parents who suffer the loss of a child.
- Introducing the right to at least two weeks’ leave if a working parent loses a child under the age of 18, or suffers a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. This policy will be applied irrespective of how long an individual has been employed by an organisation; parents employed in a job for six months or more will also be able to claim statutory pay for this period of leave.
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