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Courtesy of mfg Solicitors.

On 1st October 2013, a number of changes to employment law came into force.
 
National Minimum Wage
 
The annual increase in national minimum wage has now taken place and the rates are now as follows:
 
1.    Standard adult rate for workers aged 21 or over has increased from £6.19 to £6.31
2.    The Development rate for workers aged between 18 and 20 has increased from £4.98 to £5.03
3.    The Young Workers rate for workers under 18 but above the compulsory school age has increased from £3.68 to £3.72
4.    The rate for Apprenticeships for apprentices under 18 years of aged or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship has increased from £2.65 to £2.68
5.    The Accommodation offset limit has increased from £4.82 to £4.91
 
Directors’ remuneration

 
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has introduced a new voting and disclosure regime for the remuneration of directors of quoted Companies.
 
A Company will be required to produce a directors’ remuneration report which comprises of an Annual Statement, an Annual Report on Remuneration and a Directors’ Remuneration policy.
 
Employment Tribunal Fees Remission Scheme

 
On 07th October 2013, a new single fee remission scheme was introduced for all courts and tribunals where an applicant’s disposable capital and gross monthly income will be assessed to determine their eligibility for a fee remission when bringing a claim in the employment tribunal against their employer.
 
If you require any assistance or have any queries pertaining to the above, please do not hesitate to contact Sally Morris either by email sally.morris@mfgsolicitors.com or by telephone on 01905 734032.



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