Employment law changes 2018
30 March 2018Gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers
Public sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 31 March 2017).
1 April 2018National Living Wage
National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase to £7.83 per hour.
April 2018New statutory rates
SSP to increase to £92.05 per week and SMP, SSP, ShPP and SAP to increase to £145.18 per week.
4 April 2018Gender pay gap reporting for private sector employers
Private sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 5 April 2017).
6 April 2018Taxation of termination payments
All notice pay to be treated as earnings and subject to tax and national insurance contributions (subject to finalised Finance Bill).
25 May 2018General Data Protection Regulation
To replace existing data protection laws.
June 2018EU Trade Secrets Directive
To introduce an EU-wide definition of “trade secret” and provide protections against unlawful acquisitions, use or disclosure.
Employment law changes 2019
April 2019Taxation of termination payments
Employers to be liable to pay employer’s national insurance contributions on termination payments above £30,000.
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