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Coleraine  |  Ballymena  |  Northern Ireland​

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

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National Minimum & Living Wage

The NMW & NLW rates, effective from 1st April 2020, are:

  • 25+ years old get £8.72 per hour

  • 21 to 24 years old get £8.20 per hour

  • 18 to 20 years old get £6.45 per hour

  • 16 to 17 years old get £4.55 per hour

  • £4.15 for apprentices under 19 or 19+ who are in the first year of apprenticeship

 

Read more on our NLW Blog

Workplace Pensions (Northern Ireland)

A workplace pension is a way of saving for our retirement arranged through your employer. You will be automatically enrolled in a workplace pension if you:

  • are aged 22 or over

  • are under State Pension age

  • earn more than £10,000 a  year

  • work in the UK

 

Employers need to...

All employers will have to provide workers with a workplace pension scheme by law over the next few  years. The biggest employers started doing this in October 2012  (aka "staging date").
            
If you don’t already offer workers a workplace pension scheme, you must make the necessary arrangements before your business’s staging date. You will receive a letter from the Pensions Regulator 12 months before your staging date, confirming your staging date and outlining the support available to you.
            
Riada Resourcing's staging date was 1st April 2014. This means all temporary workers are automatically enrolled from this date.

 

Candidates need to...

Our pension scheme provider, NEST Corporation.
You will receive a NEST Welcome Pack in the post. Please refer to the pack for further details.

Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)

The AWR legislation came into effect on the 5th December 2011, giving Agency Workers the right to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly, if/when they complete a qualifying period of 12 weeks in the same job.

 

Employers need to...

Complete our AWR questionnaire for each temporary role you have with Riada (request a copy from the Riada Team). We will monitor each week and advise you when a worker is due to qualify.

Riada will update client paperwork annually and it is the Employer's responsibility to provide the information accurately and to notify Riada of a change of pay or working conditions. Avoidance of AWR contravenes equal treatment entitlements.

Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998

Employers and service providers have duties and obligations under equality laws. Employers must provide equality of opportunity on grounds of:

  • age

  • disability

  • sex

  • race

  • religious belief

  • political opinion

  • sexual orientation

  • gender reassignment

 

Employers need to...

  • Register with Equality Commission

  • Monitor community background, sex and occupation of workforce

  • Conduct Art 55 reviews every 3 years

  • Take affirmative action to ensure fair participation from different community backgrounds.

(for all employers in Northern Ireland with 10+ employees)

 

Candidates need to...

Complete the Monitoring Questionnaire when it is provided to you and return in strict confidence to EqualOpportunities@riadaresourcing.com OR Monitoring Officer, 90 Union Street, Coleraine BT52 1QB