Big news is that according to the Independent this morning around 1,500 organisations failed to report their gender pay gap data by the deadline of midnight on Wednesday, 4 April, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR). The ECHR said it will write to employers who have failed to produce the relevant information on 9 April and give them 28 days to report. If they fail to meet the extended deadline, they will face an investigation and legal action.
Don’t forget from 1 April 2018 there were changes to the national minimum wage.
On 6 April statutory maternity (SMP), paternity (SPP), adoption (SAP) and shared parental pay (ShPP) will rise from £140.98 to £145.18 a week. Usually the rate increase would be from 1 April, but the statement to Parliament announcing the new figures suggests the date this year may be Monday 9 April 2018.
Finally statutory sick pay (SSP) is due to rise this month from £89.35 to £92.05 and the lower earnings limit will rise from £113 to £116.
HR professionals have to be up to date with the law and it’s application – and our Employment Law in Practice from Recruitment to Termination programme will help ensure you are!
By Toni Trevett Director of CompleteHR Ltd
Posted on April 5 2018 by Anna Vassová
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