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Department: Employment Law

Employment Law

How much is the national minimum wage?

On 1 April 2019 the national living and minimum wage increased to £8.21/hour for people aged 25 years and older.

Employment Law

Can an employee bring a claim for backdated holiday pay?

Yes, an employee can bring a claim for backdated holiday pay. The limitation period for bringing claims for underpaid holiday is three months

Employment Law

Should overtime payments be included in holiday pay?

In 2014 the Employment Appeals Tribunal ruled that overtime payments should be included in employee holiday pay when calculating 'normal pay'.

Employment Law

What do I do if I am offered a settlement agreement?

Get good legal advice. Without independent legal advice, the agreement will not actually be binding.

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What are the guidelines around discrimination during the recruitment process?

The Equality Act means that employers can't discriminate against people in the workplace or during the recruitment process.

Employment Law

How do the settlement agreement taxation changes affect me?

The settlement agreement taxation changes introduced on 6 April 2018 mean that employers are required to tax as earnings the part of a termina

Employment Law

Does discrimination law apply to pregnant women?

Yes. Discrimination law makes it illegal to discriminate against workers on the grounds of their gender, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Employment Law

Can my employer dismiss me if I’ve worked for them for less than two years?

Without a minimum of two years' service, the relationship between employer and employee is mainly bound by the terms of the employment contrac