After lengthy consultation, the UK government has announced that the following employment law changes will go into effect in April 2012:
In other HR-related news, effective in April, statutory maternity and paternity pay will increase from £128.73 to £135.45 per week, and statutory sick pay will increase from £81.60 to £85.85 per week.
April 5 is also the last day an employee can be retired using the Default Retirement Age (DRA) transitional provisions, unless there is an agreed statutory extension.
On February 1, 2012, new limits on employment tribunal awards regarding unfair dismissals went into effect. The new legislation increases the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal from £68,400 to £72,300 and raises the limit on a week’s pay for calculating statutory redundancy pay and the basic award for unfair dismissal from £400 to £430.
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