Friday 25 September 2015

Employment Law Changes - 1 October 2015

Just a reminder - the following changes are taking place on 1 October 2015:-
  • minimum wage changes (adult rate increases from £6.50 to £6.70)
  • tribunals lose power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases - now they can only make recommendations relating to the individual complainant (see here)
  • the right for Sikhs to wear turbans (instead of safety helmets - currently only allowed on building sites) will be expanded to all workplaces, subject to various exceptions (see here)
  • self-employed people become exempt from health & safety laws if they have no employees, subject to various exceptions (see here)

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