• Changes Coming into Force on 1 October 2015

    The following changes are coming into force on 1 October 2015:-

    * minimum wage – the adult rate increases from £6.50 to £6.70

    * Employment Tribunals – will lose the power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases – now they can only make recommendations relating to the individual complainant

    * The right for Sikhs to wear turbans (instead of safety helmets – currently only allowed on building sites) will be expanded to all workplaces, subject to exemptions

    * The Self Employed – will become exempt from Health & Safety laws if they have no employees, subject to various exceptions

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