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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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UK: New publications

GEO new guide for employers on Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff. Guidance from the Committee on Standards in Public Life on how public authorities and companies offering outsourced public services can maintain ethical standards, including recommendations to implement a … Continue reading

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

Australia: Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 – Summary of Changes

In brief The Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) (FW Amendment Act) came into force on 27 November 2015 and amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). This article summarises the key changes to the FW Act made … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: Key changes to labour law

Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has approved amendments to the Kingdom’s labour laws, but has delayed the implementation of new Saudisation requirements.

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Filed under Contracts of employment, Employment law reforms, Jurisdiction: Middle East, Time off rights, Working time rights: statutory holiday and other rest

UK: new tribunal compensation limits and statutory benefit rates from April 2015

From 6 April 2015, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £464 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Paternity leave laws in force from 27 February 2015

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has finally introduced laws to entitle private sector male employees to paternity leave.  From 27 February 2015, male employees will be entitled to take up to three days of paternity leave in recognition of the … Continue reading

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UK: New resources

BIS has made available a new online calculator for maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.  It has also updated its shared parental leave guidanceto include additional Q&A on early births and the interaction between shared parental leave and pay and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: New rights for working fathers

The Employment (Amendment) Bill 2014, proposing to legislate paternity leave in Hong Kong, has been gazetted today, 28 February 2014. The Bill proposes that working fathers be entitled to three days paid statutory paternity leave mirroring the arrangements applicable to … Continue reading

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UK: New legislative proposals – zero hours, minimum wage, statutory benefits

 BIS has published a consultation on zero hours contracts, ending on 13 March 2014. The consultation discusses possible approaches to concerns over exclusivity clauses and transparency, including the option of legislation to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts that … Continue reading

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UK: Shared parental leave – ECJ rejects arguments that threatened UK Government plans

According to the ECJ, EU law permits a national law providing for shared maternity leave on the basis that the mother must be employed and covered by the state social security system in order for the employed father to share … Continue reading

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