Employment law FAQs

Employment law changes

Employment law changes take place in the UK in April and November.

From April 2016, employers will need to pay staff aged 25 and over the national living wage, which will become the top rate of the national minimum wage. The national living wage will initially be set at £7.20. For those aged under 25, lower national minimum wage rates will apply.

Shared Parental Leave came into force on 1 December 2014 for babies born on or after 5 April 2015.

Parental leave was extended to parents of any child under the age of 18 from 5 April 2015.


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