Employment Law

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: Workers Rights & Citizens Rights

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Workers Rights & Citizens Rights Theresa May today announced that adraft withdrawal agreement has been backed by The Cabinet. The agreement is a whopping 585 pages, but we immediately started searching for the proposals regarding workers rights, something we feel is relevant to our sector and to the well-being of all Citizens in general. “This deal,

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Minimum Wage 2016

Current National Minimum Wage Rates These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2016. Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2016 (current rate) £7.20 £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30 When do the Rates Change? National Minimum Wage rates change every October. National Living Wage

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Work Place Pension Scheme

You may be aware by now that the law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties. The

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Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 combines a whopping 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act that is more accessible and easier to understand. This Act protects the rights of individuals and ensures equality of opportunities whilst preventing discrimination and unfair treatment. There are nineprotected characteristicsin the Equality Act. Discrimination which happens because of one or more of these characteristics

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Working Time Directive

According to the European Commission, the Working Time Directive is designed to protect workers’ health and safety by limiting their working hours to meet minimum standards that are applicable throughout the EU. According to www.gov.uk, your staff can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average – normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working

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