Employment Law update – October 1st 2014

If you require advice or further information on either of these employment law changes then contact the Acorn Support team: mail@acornsupport.co.uk or 01384 823835

Proposed changes to employment law Launch date
 National Minimum Wage increase

£6.50 for workers 21 and over

£5.13 for workers

18-20 yrs
£3.79 for 16-17 yrs olds

£2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over who are in the first year of apprenticeship


1 October 2014
 Right to time off for antenatal appointments


Under the new shared parental leave it is proposed to allow the husband, civil partner or partner of the pregnant women the right to unpaid time off to attend up to 2 ante-natal appointments.


1 October 2014

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