With effect from 6 April 2019 employers are now required to provide workers with an itemised pay statement when they pay any salary or wages to workers. Where the employer fails to do this, either in total or because the statement does not comply with the legislation, the worker will have a right to make a reference to an employment tribunal.
Paid Parental Bereavement leave is expected to be introduced in April 2020 allowing parents two weeks statutory bereavement leave. Entitlement to statutory paid leave under the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act will be subject to service qualifications and proof of the employee’s relationship with the child. Currently parents are entitled to take unpaid leave to deal with emergencies involving dependants.