Introduction to Newsletter 28.10.09Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
One of the key issues for an employee’s right to, for example, statutory maternity pay and leave is that the two sets of legislation ensure that, for each week of leave, the employee receives the appropriate statutory payment. The first day of leave should also be the first day of the payment period and that is how it should work in practice. However, a recent decision in the new First-tier Tax Tribunal appears to have exposed a situation where the period of leave and the period of pay may not correspond. It occurs, in the context of maternity pay, when the employee is absent from work for some reason at the start of the 11th week before the expected week of childbirth. This week’s article on the tribunal decision highlights the issues for employers.
Did you know that the Government has some 500 regulatory changes in the pipeline? Fortunately relatively few apply to employers but some will have a significant impact. The Government’s extensive regulatory programme is revealed in a recent BIS document.
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