National Minimum Wage 2024

National Minimum Wage 2024

The government has announced the changes to the National Minimum Wage and has confirmed the new rates for April 2024.  These are in line with the recommendations that were made by the Low Pay Commission. Current rate   From April 2024 Increase 23 years + £10.42 £11.44...
Paternity leave – all change

Paternity leave – all change

Following the government’s announcement in the summer of 2023 to changes to paternity leave rights, it has now published further draft legislation in the form of the Paternity Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024. The Regulations make the following changes: Employees...
Do all grievances need to be in writing?

Do all grievances need to be in writing?

Does a grievance always need to be in writing? This was one of the questions the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered in the case of case of SPI Spirits (UK) Limited & Shefler v Zabelin [2023], and the EAT’s answer was no. What was the background? This case...
Health and Safety – 2023 in review

Health and Safety – 2023 in review

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual analysis of UK workplace health and safety statistics, offering insights into both improvements and ongoing concerns. Key takeaways: 135 worker fatalities: While lower than European averages, this figure...
National Living Wage 2024

National Living Wage 2024

The Government has announced new rates of the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage which will come into force from April 2024. Importantly, the age threshold for National Living Wage will be lowered to 21 (it was 23) meaning more workers will be entitled...
Five Equality Act amendments HR need to know about

Five Equality Act amendments HR need to know about

The Government has published draft legislation to amend the Equality Act 2010 with effect from 1 January 2024. The Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations 2023  brings together  protection from discrimination rights derived from EU law – which would otherwise...