Tag Archives: national minimum wage

Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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UK: April 2017 changes – apprenticeship levy, tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, statutory benefits and immigration skills charge

From 6 April 2017 UK employers with an annual pay bill of or over £3 million will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy at a rate equivalent to 0.5% of their payroll costs, subject to an offset allowance of … Continue reading

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Filed under Family-friendly rights, Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment, Time off rights

UK: Autumn Statement – taxation on termination payments and salary sacrifice

Our July-August 2016 ebulletin highlighted HMRC proposals to change the taxation of termination payments from April 2018, and in particular to provide that all payments in respect of unworked notice be treated as earnings subject to income tax and employer … Continue reading

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UK: New statutory benefit and minimum wage rates confirmed

The national minimum wage increases have been confirmed: the hourly rate for those aged 25 or over will be £7.50 from April 2017. The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that, from April 2017, statutory sick pay will increase … Continue reading

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Thailand: Increase in minimum wage

Thailand’s nationally set daily minimum wage of 300 Baht (approximately US $9) is likely to change at the end of 2016. The Central Wage Committee has recently announced increases in the minimum daily wage for 69 of the 77 provinces … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – apprentices, minimum wages, earnings attachments, sex discrimination

Acas has published a guide to help employers manage and support apprentices and young workers, and a guide to help combat sex discrimination in the workplace. BIS has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy and updated guidance on calculating the … Continue reading

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Filed under Discrimination and equal pay, Jurisdiction: UK, Resources

UK: April 2016 changes – tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, and tribunal rules

From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £475 … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment tribunal process, Family-friendly rights, Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration, Termination of employment

UK: New resources from Acas and government

Acas have published a guide on 'legal highs' and analysis of key workplace trends for 2016. The Department for Work and Pensions have produced a new guide: 'See Potential' including case studies and guidance for employers to recognise the potential within people regardless of … Continue reading

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Filed under Discrimination and equal pay, Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration, Resources

UK: Employment law changes in October

On 1 October 2015 the following changes came into force: New national minimum wage rates, the adult rate increasing from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour. Employment tribunals have lost their power to make wider recommendations for employers to take remedial … Continue reading

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Filed under Discrimination and equal pay, Employment law reforms, Employment tribunal process, Jurisdiction: UK

UK: New legislative proposals and guidance on minimum/living wage, apprenticeships consultation, employee travel expenses, recruitment and induction

The government has announced plans to increase the penalties for failing to pay the national minimum wage and national living wage (being introduced in April 2016). From an as yet unspecified date, the penalty for non-payment is to be doubled … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment law reforms, Jurisdiction: UK, Remuneration