Non-Coronavirus Employment Update with Mark McAllister

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 6 April 2020
Mark McAllister
Labour Relations Agency
Issues covered:

Our Annual Review regular, Mark McAllister, Director of Employment Relations Services with the LRA, discusses recent and upcoming developments in employment law. 

Topics discussed:

  1. Annual rate increases in SMP/SSP/Weekly Rate of Pay, etc.
  2. Changes in the National Minimum Wage
  3. Gender Pay Gap reporting delay in GB – potential impact.
  4. Update on the progress of Early Conciliation.
  5. Holiday pay and overtime update.
  6. GB/NI Differences:
    • Statements for Workers from 6th April
    • Extension of the holiday pay reference period
    • End of Swedish derogation contracts
    • Agency Workers 'Key facts' page
    • Parental bereavement leave

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This article is correct at 06/04/2020

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Mark McAllister
Labour Relations Agency

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