• The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 created a minimum wage across the UK.

  • Women expecting a baby on or after 6th April 2008 who satisfy the qualifying conditions are entitled to a maximum of 39 weeks SMP.

  • When your wife, partner or civil partner gives birth or adopts a child, you may be entitled to Statutory Paternity Pay.

  • One of the qualifying conditions for receipt of SAP is to have average weekly earnings (before tax) of £118 or more (April 2019).

  • From April 2019 Statutory Shared Parental Pay will paid at £148.68 per week (April 2019) or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).

  • Employers should indicate to their employees when and how they will receive their pay.

  • Employers are responsible for the payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for periods of illness of four days or more up to a total of 28 weeks' absence in any one period of incapacity for work.

  • A payment in lieu of notice is made in circumstances where an employee is not required to work their notice period but is paid a sum of money instead.

  • Employers are legally obliged to provide employees with an itemised pay statement. These are usually called payslips or wage slips.

  • Final pay given to an employee can be different from their regular pay.

  • Employers must pay their employees for statutory holidays (contractual holidays may differ) that have been built up but not taken at the time they leave their employment.