September updates for the HR sector

Well September is well and truly here and there’s quite a lot of activity over the coming months relating to changes in employment law so it is vitally important that you keep abreast of what’s happening so that you don’t unknowlingly fall short.


So here’s a run down of what’s to come?

1 October 2014

National Minimum Wage increase
£6.50 for workers 21 and over
£5.13 for workers 18-20 years
£3.79 for 16-17 years olds
£2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the
first year of apprenticeship

Equal Pay Audit

Employment tribunals will be able to order an employer to carry
out an equal pay audit in circumstances where it is clear they
have breached the equal pay provisions in the Equality Act

1 December 2014

Section 56 of the Data Protection Act (DPA) – will make it an
offence for an employer to require an employee or job
applicant to use their DPA subject access rights to produce a
copy of their criminal record.
There will be alot more changes in employment law happening in 2015, such as, the introduction of shared parental leave due to come in force on 6 April 2015 and much much more…


For friendly, informative and no nonsense advice on both HR and Health & Safety matters, please contact Sue Green on  07951 356700.