The key dates for employment law reform that employers need to know and prepare for.
Employment law changes 2018
30 March 2018
Gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers Public sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 31 March 2017).
1 April 2018
National Living Wage National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase to £7.83 per hour.
New statutory rates SSP to increase to £92.05 per week and SMP, SSP, ShPP and SAP to increase to £145.18 per week.
4 April 2018
Gender pay gap reporting for private sector employers Private sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 5 April 2017).
6 April 2018
Taxation of termination payments All notice pay to be treated as earnings and subject to tax and national insurance contributions (subject to finalised Finance Bill).
25 May 2018
General Data Protection Regulation To replace existing data protection laws.
EU Trade Secrets Directive To introduce an EU-wide definition of "trade secret" and provide protections against unlawful acquisitions, use or disclosure.
Employment law changes 2019
Taxation of termination payments Employers to be liable to pay employer's national insurance contributions on termination payments above £30,000.