This Order increases, from 6th April 2021, the limits applying to certain awards of industrial tribunals, the Fair Employment Tribunal or Labour Relations Agency statutory arbitration. Examples of these rates include the maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or various awards, including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal is now £566. The limit on amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day is now £30.00. The other rates can be found in the Schedule to the Order.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Northern Ireland. Effective from 24/5/21, Regulation 4 introduces an exemption for gatherings in respect of lawful industrial action.
The Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 provides protection for an individual who makes a qualifying disclosure (also referred to as whistle blowing) in good faith to their employer or other third party against dismissal or detriment for making the disclosure.
This Order further amends the 1989 Order of the same name which specifies a number of persons or bodies as public authorities for certain purposes and provides for persons who are to be treated for such purposes as the employees of some of those authorities.
51 Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Exemption (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997
These Regulations amend the 1975 Regulations of the same name by adding to the list of exempted organisations to include any Education and Library Board established under Article 3 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986.
This Order stipulates 2nd January 1996 as the date whereupon sections 50, 51 and 52 of, and schedule 5 to, as modified by Schedule 8 of the DDA 1995 which deals with the establishment of the NI Disability Council.
137 Health and Personal Social Services (Disciplinary Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996
These Regulations replace the existing provisions which were derived from the 1973 Regulations.
These Regulations revoke and replace the existing regulations on rules of procedure for Industrial Tribunals and include: rules applicable to all proceedings before an Industrial Tribunal, rules regarding ‘equal value’ claims, levy appeal rules, rules on appeals against improvement/prohibition notices, rules on appeals against non-discrimination notices, rules regarding £150 deposit in pre-hearing reviews, reporting restriction rules, orders for costs (specified instances) and so on.
These Regulations amend the 1987 Regulations of the same name and address issues such as: calculation of normal weekly sum to incorporate backdated pay increases received after that date, employer liability to pay amounts in excess of rate of maternity allowance received and so on.