Upcoming Employment Legislation and Cases

Specialist Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety services providers, Peninsula Business Services, provide a brief update.

Though 2015 has been a busy year in the world of employment law, with decisions on collective consultation, annual leave and sickness, in addition to the introduction of new schemes such as Shared Parental Leave, there are still some upcoming legislation and cases to be aware of in the coming months.

Employment Law cases

Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd - the Employment Tribunal decision which confirmed commission must be included in the calculation of holiday pay, but was silent on important factors such as calculation, has been appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal with this expected to be heard towards the end of 2015.

Forthcoming legislation

October 2015 - The National Minimum Wage increases will take place from 1st October as normal. This year’s increases sees a large jump for the apprentice rate from £2.73 per hour to £3.30 per hour.

October 2015 - The Deregulation Act 2015 will remove the power that employment tribunals have to make wider recommendations under the Equality Act 2010.

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