Employment Law Calendar
Key dates for Employment Law in the UK
- 1 October 2010 – Minimum Wage was increased to £5.93 per hour. For the first time, there was also an apprentice minimum wage of £2.50 per hour introduced.
- 1 October 2010 – Full Minimum Wage was extended to workers at age 21. The 2010 NMW Regulations bring the age for the full rate of NMW down from 22 to 21.
- 3 April 2011 – Law on Additional Paternity Leave came into force.
- 5 April 2011 – This was the last possible date for employers to have given notice of retirement; the Default Retirement Age is now scrapped.
- 1 October 2011 – Agency Workers Directive comes into force.
- 1 October 2011 – The Default retirement Age will no longer be available to employers. ‘Employer Justified Retirement Ages’ will be permissible, but these will need to be objectively justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.