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Employment Law Update

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April brings a new tax year and a host of Employment Law updates.

From 6th April 2020, the calculation of holiday pay for people who work variable hours will change from an average of the preceding 12 weeks to the preceding 52 weeks or from the commencement of employment if that is shorter.

A new entitlement for Parental Bereavement leave is to be introduced giving the parents of a child who dies a statutory right to one or two weeks paid leave at the rate of £151.20 or 90% of their normal weekly pay, whichever is less.

There will be increases to Statutory Rates of Paternity, Maternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave to £151.20 per week and Statutory Sick Pay increases to £95.85 per week.

Hewitts has an established team of Lawyers who are equipped to deal with all employment related matters ranging from consulting on employment contracts for new businesses to representing those unfairly dismissed at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

If you would like to discuss your employment matter further please contact a member of our litigation team who will be happy to help.

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