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Legislative changes to employees' rights

Tuesday 06 April 2010

Important legislative changes to the law have taken affect as follows:

Adoption, Maternity and Paternity pay

From 4 April 2010 the statutory rate has now increased from £123.06 to £124.88.

Further information is available from the 'Related Articles' and 'Other Sites' sections at the bottom of the page.

New right for employees to request time off to train

From 6 April 2010, employers with 250 or more employees will have to seriously consider an eligible employee's formal request for time away from their core duties to undertake training.

The right to request will be extended to employees of all employers from 6 April 2011. Further information is available from the 'Other Sites' section at the bottom of the page.