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Sickness absence, holiday pay arrears & wages

Read the employment law updates.

Managing sickness absence - to be rolled out during 2015

Free occupational health assistance for employees, employers and GPs is to be introduced, as part of a health and work assessment and advisory service. This will provide an occupational health assessment after four weeks of sickness absence.  For more information visit the Government's Fit For Work pages.

Holiday pay arrears - from 1 July 2015

New regulation came into force to prevent claims of arrears of holiday pay going back more than 2 years.           

National Minimum Wage rate increase - from 1 October 2015

Workers: 21 and over - £6.70 per hour; 18-20 - £5.30 per hour; 16-17 - £3.87 per hour

Apprentices: under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of the apprenticeship - £3.30 per hour.     

National Living Wage - from April 2016

A compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced in April 2016.  This will be £7.20 per hour for anyone of 25 and over who is working.

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