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Key dates for Employment law




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    Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

    Regulations re-introduce the SSPRS allowing employers with less than 250 employees recover up to two weeks SSP for employees absent from work due to Covid-19 until 24 March 2022.


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    Court of Appeal will consider whether rules on intermediaries (IR35) applied to presenter providing services to BBC through PSC – HMRC v Atholl House Productions.

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    Disability workforce reporting

    Consultation closes on disability workforce reporting for large employers with 250+ employees.

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    Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

    Rebate scheme ends see 14 January.


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    National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

    National Living Wage: those over 23 to £9.50

    National Minimum Wage: 21 – 22 to £9.18, 18 – 20 to £6.83 and under 18 to £4.81

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    Gender pay gap reporting

    Deadline for companies with more than 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap.

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    Increased rates

    Increased rates of statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay come into effect.

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    Gender pay gap reporting

    The Government should be reviewing the efficacy of the existing regulations by April 2022 

    Essential Reading: Our Insight


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    Agency workers

    The Court of Appeal will decide whether a worker who had an open-ended contract with one end-user was nonetheless supplied to work “temporarily” satisfying the definition of agency worker under the regulations – Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd v Kocur and others.


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    Extra bank holiday

    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee four-day weekend with late May bank holiday being moved to 3 June.