We normally see a raft of employment law legislation introduced on 1st October. Well, that date has come and gone with very few changes this time around. The Gender Pay Gap Regulations which we were expecting to come into force have been pushed back to April 2017. As such, the only change of note is that the annual increase to national minimum wage rates. It has increased to £6.95 per hour for workers aged 21 to 24 (with lower rates for younger workers). The national living wage for workers aged over 25 remains at £7.20 per hour.
5th October 2016