Employment law changes to come into effect from October 1st

New regulations will affect both employers and their workers from Monday October 1st, it has been announced.

From next Monday, there will be increases in the national minimum wages (NMW) as adult workers aged 22 or above must be paid £5.52 an hour, employees aged between 18 and 21 will be eligible for £4.60 an hour.

Staff who are no longer of compulsory school age but are under 18 must receive £3.40 an hour, according to Clickdocs.

There will also be changes in the law for employees who do not receive a holiday entitlement of 28 days per year – which can include bank and public holidays – as businesses must change their holiday entitlement policies and related outgoings.

Furthermore, the right of private foster carers and individuals with residence orders to appeal for flexible working will apply to employees who have worked for the company for 26 continuous weeks.

HM Revenue and Customs reports that the present NMW stands at £5.35, £4.45 and £3.30 for those over 22, between the age of 21 and 18 and less than 18 but over the compulsory school age, respectively.