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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Dementia Friends

Maples Solicitors are proud to announce that they have now joined to become Dementia Friends which is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative.

The private client department of Maples Solicitors prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on a regular basis and this often involves dealing with clients who are suffering from dementia. The private client team pride themselves on spending as much time as is necessary to assist all of their clients, but those suffering from dementia often require additional assistance and time to ensure that they have fully understood the legal documentation that they are creating. The private client department are regularly complimented on the way they deal with such clients, whether this be explaining things to them in a clear and uncomplicated manner, spending time with them or putting them at ease.

It is a misconception that anyone suffering from dementia cannot make a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney. Only if someone lacks sufficient mental capacity are they unable to make such a document. It is therefore vitally important upon any diagnosis of dementia that legal advice is taken as soon as possible to make sure that your affairs are in order so that it is easier for your family to deal with your affairs if you are unable to do so yourself.

To become Dementia Friends, Maples Solicitors have pledged to develop their understanding of dementia and continue assisting clients suffering from dementia with their legal affairs in a respectful, friendly and efficient way that is not daunting making the process as easy as possible.

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