Employment Law – April 2020

The following is a snapshot of upcoming changes with effect from April 2020:-employment-law-1024x683

The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018

This will give employed parents the right to 2 weeks’ leave following the death of a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks’ pregnancy, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

Changes to written statements of Employment

With effect from 6th April 2020:-
• All workers will have a right to a written statement of employment
• A statement of employment must be provided on or before the first date of employment
• Additional information to be disclosed:-
a, hours and days of the week the employee/worker is required to work
b, entitlement to any paid leave
c, any other benefits
d, details of probationary period
e, details of training to be provided

Changes to holiday pay calculations

From the 6th April 2020, the reference period to calculate a ‘weeks pay’ for holiday pay purposes will be extended to 12 weeks of work to the previous 52 weeks.

Please note that changes are also being made to ‘agency workers’ rights and to the ‘Information and Consultations of Employees’ regulations. For full details please either contact me or refer to the ACAS guidelines.

Dealing with Coronavirius – Covid 19
As we face an uncertain period of time with the outbreak of Coronavirus please visit the ACAS website for some useful and practical information on how to deal with this within your business.


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