Bringing you the latest news from KLC Employment Law Consultants

We have worked with KLC Employment Law Consultants for over 10 years to bring our clients access to employment law and employee relations experts who provide professional and objective employment law advice and employment law training.

We hold regular employment law update seminars for our clients and business’ in the local area where we invite Cas Carrington of KLC as our guest speaker. Cas is an extremely experience employment law advisor and a lead tutor for the law on tour workshops and delivers. Cas is also an employee relations expert and her straightforward approach to tackling employee relations and employment law problems is grounded in her extensive experience in the media sector. She is widely known for her lively and informal style of delivering complex employment law issues and concepts. To view Cas Carrington’s Linked In profile click here.

Our next FREE event is being held on Friday 7th June 2019 at The Lion Inn Boreham. Cas Carrington will be covering Case Law, Associated Law and TUPE. If you would like to register your interest in attending the event, or would like to find out more about the day, please click here.

Every month, we receive Newsletter’s from KLC updating us on current changes in the world of Employment Law. We like to share this information with you to pass on the updates to our clients.   If you would like to read the full update or subscribe directly to their newsletters, please visit the KLC website here.

New statutory rates in force – a reminder


  • New rate of £148.68 per week for SMP, ShPP, SAP and SPP from 7 April 2019
  • Statutory sick pay increased to £94.25 per week from 6 April.
  • Lower earnings limit threshold increased to £118 per week from 1 April.
  • The limit on a week’s pay for statutory purposes, including calculating statutory redundancy pay, increased from £508 to £525 from 6 April.
  • New hourly rates for the NLW and NMW from 1 April.  Workers aged 25 and over:  £8.21, workers aged 21-24: £7.70, workers aged 18-20:  £6.15, workers aged 16-17: £4.35, and the apprentice rate increases to £3.90 per hour.

Itemised pay statements


From 6 April 2019, workers whose pay varies with the hours worked must receive an itemised pay statement setting out the hours they have worked.

Increased ET awards

The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increased from £83,682 to £86,444 (or one year’s gross salary if this is less) with effect from 6 April 2019.

Injury to feelings awards increased for claims presented on or after 6 April 2019 as follows:

  • lower band Vento – £900 to £8,800 (increased from £900 to £8,600)
  • middle band Vento – £8,800 to £26,300 (increased from £8,600 to £25,700)
  • upper band Vento – £26,300 to £44,000 (increased from 25,700 to £42,900)
  • the most exceptional cases – exceeding £44,000.

 New Acas guidance on neurodiversity in the workplace

Acas have published guidance for employers on neurodiversity in the workplace.  It is estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent (rather than neurotypical), meaning that their brain functions, learns and processes information differently.  Neurodivergence includes autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit disorders. The guidance sets out to explain neurodiversity and encourage employers to take steps to better support it in the workplace to the benefit of employers and employees.

Our next Employment Law Update Seminar is on Friday 7th June at The Lion Inn. The Seminar will be focusing on Case Law, Associated Law and TUPE. To register your interest please fill out our online form on our dedicated event page.