Month: December 2023

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom to Increase National Living and Minimum Wage Rates

The British government recently announced an increase of 9.8% from the current rate of the national living wage for workers age 21 and above (previously age 23), as well as the national minimum wage for workers age 20 and below (at least at school age). This substantial increase is intended to support the lowest earners in the United Kingdom and will be effective on 1 April 2024.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Changes Holiday Pay Calculation Rules

The UK government recently published new regulations clarifying annual leave carry over and calculation rules for all workers and codifying calculation rules for part-year/ irregular hour workers’ annual leave entitlements.
Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 will enter into effect on 1 January 2024, with some provisions becoming effective at a later date.


Ireland Introduces Domestic Violence Leave

A five-day employer-paid domestic violence leave became effective in Ireland on 27 November 2023. This leave is part of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (see Lockton Compliance Alert), recently passed by the Irish government, which introduced several provisions with different implementation dates.