Current Rates and Limits in Employment Law

5th December 2014
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Current Rates and Limits in Employment Law

Here is our at a glance summary of the main current rates and limits in employment law:-

1.         Limit on a week’s pay – £464.00 from the 6th April 2014.

2.         Maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award – £76,574.00 from the 6th April 2014.

However please note that where the affective date of termination is on or after the 29th July 2013 that the maximum compensatory award is the lower of the statutory limit or 52 weeks’ actual gross pay at the time of dismissal.  The statutory limit does not apply where the reason for unfair dismissal or redundancy selection was whistleblowing or carrying out health and safety activities.

3.         Maximum statutory redundancy pay/unfair dismissal basic award – £13,920.00 from the 6th April 2014.

4.         Minimum unfair dismissal basic award – £5,676.00.

This minimum only applies in dismissals for reasons of trade union membership or activities or acting as a health and safety representative, employee representative, workforce representative or pension scheme trustee.

5.         Guarantee payment – £25.00 maximum each day and £125.00 maximum in any three month period.  These rates are with effect from the 6th April 2014.

6.         Maximum limit of compensation for failure to inform or consult over TUPE transfer – 13 weeks’ pay, but please note the statutory limit on a week’s pay does not apply.

7.         Maximum limit on compensation for failure to inform or consult over collective redundancy – 90 days’ pay – but note the statutory limit on a week’s pay does not apply.

8.         Maximum compensation for breach of contract claim in an employment tribunal – £25,000.00 with effect from the 6th April 2014.

9.         Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay (prescribed rate) of £138.18 each week from the 6th April 2014.

10.        Maternity allowance – £138.18 each week from the 7th April 2014.

11.        Statutory sick pay – £87.55 per week from the 6th April 2014.

If you require any advice on any of these limits or rates or any employment related matters then please contact Daven Naghen on 01775 722261 or email or visit our offices at 23 New Road Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1DH.

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Maples supporting Macmillan Coffee Morning

On 29th September 2017 Maples Solicitors LLP will be hosting a coffee morning as part of Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be served from 10:00am until 1:00pm and all donations received will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to assist them with providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to those facing cancer and their families.

At the same time, Maples will also be running a free Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate clinic so that whilst you are in the office you may take the opportunity to discuss any of these with one of the Private Client Team with no obligation to commit. You can use the time to raise any questions you may have about making a Will, who you could appoint as Executors, whether you need a Power of Attorney or how a Power of Attorney works, for example.

Maples hope to see their existing clients join them for the coffee morning and very much look forward to meeting new people- everyone is welcome!

If you would like to discuss any matters in relation to Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney or any Probate related matters prior to the coffee morning then please contact one of the lawyers in our private client team:-

Jane Mawer-
Jamie Dobbs-
Faye Blair-

Or telephone the office on 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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