Employment Law Changes - 6th April 2020

Employers: Are you ready for the upcoming changes in Employment Law?

As of 6th April 2020, the following changes will be effective in UK Employment Law:

  • Employers must provide all Workers with their written statement of main terms on their first day of employment, as opposed to the previous time frame of within 2 months of the start of employment. Extra information will need to be provided.
  • The holiday pay reference period will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks, disregarding any weeks not worked or where no pay was received, in order to calculate the average weekly pay.
  • The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 is expected to come into force, providing bereaved parents with the right to two weeks of leave following the loss of a child under the age of 18, or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Bereaved parents employed with a minimum of 26 weeks’ continuous service will also be entitled to receive statutory parental bereavement pay.

To ensure that your business doesn’t fall foul of these and other changes, contact our Employment Department at Josiah Hincks for a review of your employment terms and conditions.

Our Employment TeamContact us for more information.