Employment Law Changes in April 2020

Happy New Year!

Please see the below updates regarding important upcoming changes to employment law.

National Minimum Wage

From April 2020, the government has said it will increase the official minimum wage to the following:

Age Current Hourly Rate New Hourly Rate from April 2020
Over 25 £8.21 £8.72
21-24 £7.70 £8.20
18-20 £6.15 £6.45
Under 18s £4.35 £4.55
Apprentices £3.90 £4.15

Contracts of Employment

From 6 April 2020 there will also be changes to contracts of employment.

All new employees, as well as workers, will have the right to a statement of written particulars and this must be provided on the first day of employment.

The following information must now also be included:

  • The working pattern and if the hours or days may be variable;
  • Entitlement to paid leave (including maternity and paternity leave);
  • Any probation period including length and conditions of its duration; and
  • Any mandatory training provided by the employer and training for which the employer will not bear the costs.

If you need any assistance with updating contracts of employment in light of these future changes please contact us.

Kind Regards,

The CG team.