This week's bulletin includes:
- Living Wage
- Latest from WorkNest
The Treasury has confirmed that the National Living Wage is to rise from £8.91 to £9.50:
- This will apply to all workers aged 23 and over, and will be introduced from 1April next year.
- The increase follows recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, an independent advisory board.
Further details about the Living Wage increase are available here
Latest from WorkNest
The recent Contracts & Handbooks webinar provided practical advice on the key protective clauses many employment contracts are missing, the purpose of employee handbooks and what changes to terms or policies you may need to introduce when rolling out hybrid working. Also recapped was the Good Work Plan changes that came into effect in 2020, which many organisations may have failed to implement correctly.
If you missed it or would like to revisit any of the guidance covered, you can watch it on demand at any time.
To help you ensure your contracts and handbooks promote best practices and protect your organisation, their Employment Law Team have shared some further resources which you can download now – completely free of charge:
- Guide to Zero Hours Contracts
- Guide to Employment Status and IR35
- Home and Hybrid Working Policy
- Blog: Why employees might not be entitled to the 2022 bonus bank holiday
- Blog: The end of furlough. What employers need to know about ‘fire and rehire’
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