Other changes from 1 October 2014: reservists protection against unfair dismissal, minimum wage increase to £6.50
25 September 2014
Reservists better protected against unfair dismissal
With effect from 1 October 2014, where an employee is dismissed exclusively (or mainly) because he or she is a member of reserve force, the normal two-year service requirement for bringing an unfair dismissal claim will not apply.
National minimum wage increases
The national minimum wage increases from £6.31 to £6.50 with effect from 1 October 2014. The youth rate increases from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour.
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