Employment law changes, 2017
Looking ahead to 2017, among the year's main employment law changes will be the implementation of the gender pay gap reporting duty and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. We round up what employers need to look out for, including across the board increases to statutory rates.
Notable case law decisions are expected on employment status, equal pay and employment tribunal fees.
We also round up Government consultations that are likely to lead to future employment law changes, we set out the dates of bank holidays and religious festivals in 2017, and provide pay forecasts for the upcoming year.
Listen to …
- Gender pay gap reporting begins
- Apprenticeship levy takes effect
- Salary-sacrifice schemes significantly restricted
- Changes to tier 2 foreign worker sponsorships implemented
- National minimum wage changes aligned
- Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay increase
- Increases to statutory sick pay
- Income tax allowances and thresholds increase
- Statutory redundancy pay may increase
To be confirmed
- "Gig economy" model challenged in Uber case
- Equal pay: tribunal to hear huge private-sector claim
- Whistleblowing: when is a disclosure "in the public interest"?
- Final chance for Unison in tribunal fees challenge
- Holiday pay: Supreme Court to hear commission case
- Reform of employment tribunals and the EAT
- Work, health and disability
- Executive pay and corporate governance
- Tax treatment of employer-provided living accommodation, benefits in kind and employee business expenses.
- Paid volunteer leave
- Shared grandparental leave