Future of work: Employment law update – what you need to know


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We set out some of the key dates of future reforms affecting employment law and what employers and HR need to know. 

With the Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019, there will be increased financial penalties for employers which will quadruple the maximum penalty for an aggravated breach of employment law from £5,000 to £20,000.

All workers will have the right to be provided with an itemised pay statement and the ability to enforce this right at an employment tribunal under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2018 from 6 April 2019.

From 1 April the NLW (for workers aged 25 and over) rises from £7.83 to £8.21, and the current rate of statutory maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay and adoption pay of £145.18 is also rising, and what the Gender Pay Gap Reports requirements are.

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WEC proposes changes to enforcement of discrimination rights

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ICO guidance on data subject requests updated

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