In this edition the Arthur Cox Belfast Employment Group’s Employment Alert will focus on the Agency Workers Regulations, discuss some recent decisions of interest and examine what’s on the horizon with regards to the two NI Employment Bills, the extension of flexible working rights and the proposed phasing out of the national default retirement age.
The aritcle includes useful information such as:
New National Minimum Wage Levels
The new 2010/11 rates, which will come into effect on 1 October 2010 will be:
- £5.93 per hour for low paid workers aged 21 and over, increased from £5.80;
- £4.92 per hour for 18-20 year olds, increased from £4.83; and
- £3.64 per hour for 16-17 year olds, increased from £3.57.
For the first time there will also be an apprentice minimum wage of £2.50 per hour. The new rate will apply to those apprentices who are under 19 or those that are aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.
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