Have you missed anything? HR and Employment law update
Keeping your finger on the pulse is important, but it’s not something that you always have time for, luckly we do. Catch up on recent HR and Employment law changes that have happened so far in 2018.
From the 1st April, this year National Living Wage increased for workers aged 25 and over. The NLW is now £7.83 so be sure that you are paying eligible employees the correct amount, because as an employer you are obliged to pay the NLW.
Other National Minimum Wage Rates have also increased; therefore, employers should check the government website for all current rates and ensure employees are receiving the correct rate for their age.
Yesterday (5th April) was the date in which employers who had more than 250 employees had to publish their first gender pay gap report, for the period of pay from 2016-2017. You should have published your report on a government website, have you done this?
Most employers are aware of the importance of the 25th May 2018, which is the date that the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK.
You as employers may want to consider reviewing your current policies and contracts, whilst also thinking about the way you currently process employee’s data and the reasons behind it. A GDPR audit would help you identify any potential risk areas and current weaknesses that you have in data processing.
Non-compliance with the GDPR can have big consequences for businesses, therefore make sure you are prepared and get it right as it is only 7 weeks away!
We offer a free guide for employers that contains everything you need to know and consider regarding the GDPR in a HR and Employment law context. For your free copy email firstname.lastname@example.org.