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Changes to the law – April 2012

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There are several changes to employment law which come into force in April. The key changes are:   –

  • the qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal claim is increasing from one to two years for all employees whose employment starts on or after 6 April 2012;    –
  •  the maximum deposit a tribunal will be able to order a party to make if their case has little reasonable prospect of success is increasing from £500 to £1,000 for all cases presented on or after 6 April 2012;
  • the maximum costs award that a tribunal can make is increasing from £10,000 to £20,000 for all cases presented on or after 6 April 2012;
  • employment judges will be able to hear unfair dismissal claims sitting alone in cases presented  on or after 6 April 2012;
  • statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay weekly rates increased on 1 April 2012 from £128.73 to £135.45 and weekly earning thresholds increased from £102 to £107;
  • the statutory sick pay weekly rate will increase from £81.60 to £85.85 on 6 April 2012 and the weekly earnings threshold will increase from £102 to £107;
  •  the maternity allowance weekly rate will increase from £128.73 to £125.45 on 9 April 2012.

 

Information gleened from Brabners Chaffe www.brabnerschaffestreet.com

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