In 2022 you can expect several changes to employment legislation.
Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.
SSP Rebate Scheme
- The portal for claiming payments under the SSP rebate scheme opened mid-January. Payments will be able to be backdated to 21 December 2021.
- On 1st April 2022, the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage will increase. You can find the details here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/minimum-wage-rates-for-2022
Rise in Statutory Payments
- 3rd April will see the rise in statutory payments for family friendly payment rates including parental bereavement leave from £151.97 to £156.66 per week
- On the 6th April, the Statutory Sick Pay rate will increase from £96.35 to £99.35 per week.
Right to Work Checks
- From the 5th April, employers must once again check individuals’ original documents, and will not be able to accept scans or photographs of the originals. Employers can use the Home Office’s online right to work check tool. Checks must be performed in the physical presence of the individual or via a live video link, while the original documents are in the possession of the employer. A permanent system of digital right to work checks will be put in place.
Lower Earning Limit
- On the 6th April the lower earnings limit will also increase from £120 to £123. This is the first increase in 2 years.
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