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Pay Review

How do you conduct a pay review? This is an area that can quite easily become over complicated. It is however key to the employment relationship as it is very personal to the employees involved. Ultimately pay is the reason the vast majority of employees go to work and they want to know that they […]

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Employment Law Update – 2015

Spring is here and the daffodils are out, well mostly. It’s that time of year again for the legislative changes. The implementation of shared parental leave and pay is by far the most complex change this year but there are a few more statutory changes to look out for in April. Shared parental leave and […]

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National Minimum Wage Changes Announced for 2015

Current NMW rates – £6.50 for workers 21 and over – £5.13 18 – 20 yrs – £3.79 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18 – £2.73 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.   New NMW rates from 1 October […]

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Time to get your house in order – Overtime to be linked to holiday pay in landmark ruling

It’s that time of year when we are all starting to plan our holidays for 2015. Have you considered the implications of the landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) towards the end of 2014. It has been announced that people working overtime can claim for additional holiday pay. To put employers minds at […]

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2014 Employment Law Round Up

This year has seen some exciting developments in employment law. Some of the highlights that could have an impact on you and our employees are outlined below: – –  Shared Parental Leave – Employees with at least 26 weeks service are able to take shared parental leave as an alternative to the full maternity leave […]

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Shared Parental Leave – Are you ready?

Last week marks the beginning of a new legal entitlement for parents who wish to take advantage of additional flexibility when it comes to caring for their newborn child during the first year. Whilst previous legislation around supporting parents with new arrivals was relatively simple, the new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) is understandably more complex. […]

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Zero Hours Contracts

Zero-hours, or casual contracts are a very hot topic at the moment, with recent discussion in the media about their controversies. The fact that over 1 million people, or 3.1% of the UK workforce are employed on a zero-hours contract (CIPD, 2013) suggests that employers need to know the facts to decide whether their use […]

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Changes to UK Flexible Working Regulations

As you may be aware, there are some big changes to Flexible Working Arrangements on Monday 30th June. A brief outline of the changes: (1) Any employee may apply for flexible working hours; however they must have 26 weeks continuous employment at the date the application is made. (2) As an employer, you have a […]

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Compliance for Return to Work after Statutory Maternity Leave

When an employee returns to work after their statutory leave there are various legal obligations: They have the right to return to work to the same job and the same terms and  conditions if they return to work after the 26 weeks of ordinary leave. If they return to work after the period of 26 weeks of […]

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Statutory Payments and Leave

Who is eligible? When are they eligible? How much do they get? When do they get it? Who pays for it? Where can you get help? The questions surrounding maternity and paternity pay/leave are endless. Managing the process smoothly will ensure that your workload planning is efficient and your business can continue running effectively. Simple […]

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