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We set out below a timeline of important dates where new and revised employment legislation is coming into effect.  It is imperative for employers to remain up to date and compliant with such changes.  We will also publish articles on important employment law updates from time to time.

 

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Employment Law Update

01 December 2014 Shared Parental Leave Regulations come into force.   For parents of children born or matched for adoption on or after 5th April 2015.  Parents will be able to share time off to care for their child up to their 1st birthday
05 April 2015 Parents whose babies are due or born after 5th April 2015 will be able to share time off to care for their baby
06 April 2015 Statutory pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay will increase to £139.58 per week
06 April 2015 Statutory sick pay will increase to £88.45 per week
06 April 2015 The right to unpaid parental leave will be extended to parents of any child under the age of 18 years
06 April 2015 The limit of a week’s pay for the purposes of a Basic Award will increase to £475.  This same increase relates to statutory redundancy payments.
06 April 2015 Adoptive parents will see the removal of the previous 26 week qualifying period to be eligible to take adoption leave.
06 April 2015 Surrogate parents will become eligible for adoption leave whose babies are due or born after 5th April 2015
06 April 2015 Adoptive parents will be entitled to time off to attend adoption appointments

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