POSTED: January 09 2019
Employment Law: 2019 updates

Employment Law: 2019 updates

advo hr looks ahead at employment law changes to watch out for in 2019.

Here is a line-up of all the employment law due to come into force this year:

29 March 2019:  Technical amendments to employment law to ensure smooth Brexit takes effect

The Government introduces legislation to ensure that employment laws continue to operate effectively on the day the UK leaves the EU. The legislation makes minor technical changes, including amending and removing inappropriate language and references.


1 April 2019: National minimum wage rises


6 April 2019: Statutory sick pay rises to £94.25 per week


6 April 2019: Requirement for payslips to state hours worked where pay varies

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 provides that, where an employee’s pay varies by reference to time worked, employers must include the number of hours for which the employee is being paid on their itemised pay statement. The change is designed to make it easier for hourly paid staff to ensure that they are paid correctly and to address underpayments.
The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2018 extends the right to an itemised pay statement to workers, which will result in a corresponding right to receive information on the number of hours being paid for in their payslips, where pay varies by reference to time worked.


7 April 2019: Statutory maternity pay and other family-related statutory pay rates increase to £148.68 per week


April 2019: Minimum contributions for auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase for both employers and employees.
Employers minimum contribution: 3%
Staff minimum contribution: 5%


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