JOHNSON HR

INFORMATION

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

COMPENSATION LIMITS 

Employment claimLimit on week's pay (gross) Maximum award
 Unfair Dismissal  
 Basic award £400.00£9,900 (subject to age/length of service)
 Compensatory award n/a£68,400 (where effective date of termination on or after 1st February 2008)

Additional award where order for reinstatement or re-engagement made but not complied with

 £400.00min: 26 weeks' pay (£10,400)               max: 52 weeks' pay (£20,800)
 Statutory Redundancy pay £400.00£12,000(subject to age/length of service - max 20 years service)
 Race, sex, age, disability, religious and sexual orientation discrimination  No limit
 Breach of contract (in Tribunal) £25,000
 Breach of contract (in civil courts) No limit
 

STATUTORY BENEFITS 

Benefit Current rate Date of future change
 Statutory Adoption pay £128.73 per week 1st April 2012
 Statutory Maternity pay £128.73 per week 1st April 2012
 Statutory Paternity pay £128.73 per week 1st April 2012
 Statutory Sick pay £  81.60 per week 1st April 2012
 

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

Age Hourly Rate Date of future change
 16 - 17  £3.64 1st October 2011 (3.68)
 18 - 20 £4.92 1st October 2011 (4.98)
 21 and above                £5.93                1st October 2011 (6.08)
 N.B 16 and 17 year old apprentices will be exempt from the new young workers rate.

 Special rules apply for piece-rate workers.

STATUTORY NOTICE PERIODS

The law specifies statutory minimum notice periods which an employer must give to an employee in the event of dismissal (including redundancy) if the contract does not specify one. The statutory minimum notice periods are:

 Length of employee's service Notice Period
 Less than one month Nil
 Between one month and two years One week
 More than two years and less than 12 years One week's notice for every year of service
 12 years and more 12 weeks

 Updated 4/7/11