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14 Apr 2015

Employment Law update - April 2015

Changes since the last update and those to come in.

Changes since October 2014

  1. Home Office update "An employer's guide to right to work checks" (December 2014)

  2. Acas makes minor changes to Disciplinary and Grievance Code of Practice on right to be accompanied (March 2015)

  3. Enforced subject access requests become a criminal offence (March 2015)

  4. New and free occupational health service, Fit for Work, rolled out (March 2015)

Changes in force from April 2015

  1. Extension of the existing parental leave regime (5 April 2015)

  2. Extension of rights for adoption leave (5 April 2015)

  3. New entitlement to shared parental leave (5 April 2015)

  4. Changes to pension rights (6 April 2015)

  5. Statutory pay and compensation limits increase (April 2015)

  6. Abolition of employer National Insurance contributions for under 21s (April 2015)

  7. New requirement for trade union registers (April 2015)

Upcoming changes

  1. Fit for work service expected to be rolled out nationally (Autumn 2015)

  2. Tax-free childcare vouchers to be introduced (Autumn 2015)

  3. Employment law changes following the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (expected Autumn 2015)

  4. National minimum wage increase (1 October 2015)

  5. Caste Discrimination to be a protected characteristic (October 2015)

Useful links

BIS guidance for employers on whistleblowing

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The Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) has worked with Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) to produce an employment bulletin.

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26 Jul 2017 Employment

Employment - update July 2017

The Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) has worked with Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) to produce an employment bulletin.

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7 Jun 2017 Employment

Employment - update June 2017

Apprenticeships briefing

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4 May 2017 Employment

Employment - update May 2017

Salary sacrifice arrangements

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4 Apr 2017 Employment

Employment - update April 2017

ACAS guidance on employment status

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12 Jul 2016

An employer’s guide to right to work checks

Guidance from the Home Office

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