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Sickness during holiday periods

Sickness During Holiday Leave Recent caselaw indicates that where an employee falls sick or is injured while on holiday, the Employer should allow him/her to transfer the identified days to sick leave

Introduction of fees for Employment Tribunal claims

Summer 2013: Fees for Employment Tribunal Claims The Government has announced that fees are to be introduced for Claimants who bring claims in the Employment Tribunals, expected to take effect from July

Collective Redundancy Consultation: changes from April 2013

06 Apr 13: Changes to Collective Redundancy Consultation The Government has announced that the 90 day minimum minimum of 45 days. The maximum award of 90 days’ pay where an employer fails

Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay rate changes: April 2013

06 Apr 13: Changes to rates for Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay The rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Staturoty Adoption Pay

Statutory Sick Pay rates from April 2013

6 Apr 13: Statutory Sick Pay SSP will increase to £86.70 per week on 06 April 2013.    

Parental leave entitlement changes

01 Mar 13: Changes to Parental Leave Current entitlement is to 13 weeks’ unpaid parental leave up to the child’s 5th birthday (18 where the child is in receipt of disability living

Redundancy Pay: change to ‘week’s pay’

01 Feb 13: Change to ‘week’s pay’ From 01 February 2013 the ‘weeks’ pay’ used for calculating statutory redundancy payments will increase to £450 (previously £430). The same rate is also used