Employment Law Changes Effective From 6 April 2020

Posted on Apr 14, 2020. by NTI

The statutory redundancy weekly cap has increased to £538.

The holiday reference period for those on variable hour contracts, has been increased from 12 to 52 weeks. This will require employers (and insolvency practitioners) to look at the previous years’ pay prior to making any payments for holiday pay. This should be noted when calculating employee redundancy claims.

From 6 April 2020 all employees have the right to an employment contract from the first day of their employment. This has been amended from within two months of employment commencing.

The weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave increases to £151.20 per week.

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