Just in case anyone missed it in the newspapers, a reminder that the following come into force today:
1. Increase in national minimum wage
This increases from £4.10 to £4.20 for workers over 22, and from £3.50 to £3.60 for those between 18 and 22.
For more detail, see the bulletin of 5th March 2002.
2. Fixed Term (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002
These provide that fixed term workers should receive, in broad terms, as good a remuneration package as permanent workers. It also converts fixed term workers to permanent workers after four years in post, unless the employer can justify retaining the worker on a fixed term basis.
For more detail, see the bulletins of 26th June 2002 and 22nd January 2002, or go to http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/fixed/