Employment Law Update – January 2019

11th January 2019

The Right to a Pay Advice Slip – 

Two important changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996, affecting pay slip information, will come into force on 6 April:

Employers must include the total number of hours worked where the pay varies according the hours worked, for example under variable hours or zero hours contracts.

Payslips must be given to ‘workers’ and not just employees. [Workers are entitled to certain employment rights such as the national minimum wage and paid annual leave but are not engaged under a contract of employment].

Termination Payments Over £30,000 to be subject to class 1 National Insurance Contributions

All termination payments above £30,000 will be subject to class 1A NICs with effect from 6 April 2019.

Entitlement to a Statement of Written Particulars

Currently employers have up to two months to issue a written statement of particulars (the basic terms and conditions of an employment) to any employee working for them for more than a month.

With effect from April 2020the entitlement to a Statement of Written Particulars will apply from the first day of engagement and will be extended to include workers as well as employees.

For further information, please contact your Heads HR Consultant

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