Changes to Employment Law – Effective from 6th April 2010
Fit notes will replace sick notes when individuals are ill.
A new right for employees to request time off to study or undertake training is introduced in organisations with more than 250 employees. All organisations will be covered from April 2011.
Statutory maternity pay, paternity pay, adoption pay and maternity allowance rise to £124.88 per week from £123.06
Statutory sick pay remains at £79.15 per week.
The legislation to introduce additional paternity leave and pay is introduced but is effective only for children born after 3 April 2011. This gives additional leave and pay where the mother or adopted mother of the child has returned to work. This will be covered in more detail soon – watch this space and forthcoming editions of the Advocate .