The Law Society recommends Employment Inspectors

On 20 June 2017, the Law Society published its recommendations “How to achieve the best working practices in the modern workplace” in response to the government’s Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy (known as the Taylor Review).… Read on

Argos forced to repay £2.4 million in wages

Argos has recently been fined £1.5 million by HMRC, and ordered to repay £2.4 million in wages.  The HMRC found that Argos had wrongly not been paying staff to attend briefings and for security checks. This failure to pay brought… Read on

New minimum wages: April 2017

The Government has announced new minimum wage rates, which be effective April 2017-2018, at which point we will report any additional changes. 25 yrs old and over: was £7.20, will be £7.50 21 – 24 years old: was £6.70, will… Read on

Minimum wage breaches: increased penalty

On 26 May 2015, the maximum penalty per notice of underpayment of the national minimum wage will be £20,000 per employee. This represents a significant increase, as the penalty used to be £20,000 per employer.  … Read on

Round-up of Employment Law Changes in October 2014

National Minimum Wage The new rates of National Minimum Wage for the year 1 October 2014 – 30 September are published: Read the current rates of NMW here Equal pay audits Employment Tribunals must order an equal pay audit upon… Read on

Should ‘on-call’ workers get paid?

Do workers ‘on-call’, but not working, need to actually be at the workplace for the purposes of calculating working time, and therefore entitlement to pay, rest, holiday etc.? No, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Truslove… Read on

New national minimum wage 2014

Here are the new national minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.50 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.13 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and… Read on

Taste of future employment law

In the Queen’s speech, the government has given us a flavour of likely upcoming changes to employment law. We await the details, but here’s where we can expect the changes to be: Minimum wage: penalties are likely to be increased… Read on

New national minimum wage 2013

Here are the new minimum wage rates that will apply from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.31 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £5.03 Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under… Read on