Policy News Journal - 2014-15

able to claim for additional costs incurred whilst replacing the reservist (a maximum of £100 per day). Small and medium employers will now be entitled to an additional monthly payment of £500 per month for each full month a reservist is absent from work, provided they are on a full-time contract and work at least 35 hours a week. This amount is pro-rated for periods of less than a month and where the reservist is contracted to work less than 35 hours a week.

Increase in National Minimum Wage Rate (NMW)

The NMW has been raised as follows:

• Adult rate – increased 19p from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour • Rate for 18-20 year olds increased 10p from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour • Rate for 16-17 year olds increased 7p from £3.72 to £3.79 per hour • Rate for apprentices increased 5p from £2.68 to £2.73 per hour

Latest tranche of Modern Workplace regulations laid in Parliament

15 October 2014

The Government have laid before Parliament a further series of draft Regulations relating to the planned changes to pay and leave for those with parental or adoption responsibilities.

On 21 July 2014, the Government laid the following draft Regulations in Parliament:

Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111118856/contents )

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014 ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111118832/contents )

Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014 ( http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111118863/contents )

Further Regulations were laid on 13 October 2014 as follows:

The Employment Rights Act (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121528/contents

The Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121542/contents

The Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121573/contents

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121641/contents

The Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 NO WEBLINK YET

The Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121627/contents The Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2014 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111121634/contents

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