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How much should you pay your staff when they are on holiday? Should you pay them their basic salary only? Or should you include commission, overtime or bonuses? And how should this be calculated? We explain the ins and outs… Read on
With the Equality Act 2010 came some important new rules about discrimination. While best practice remained broadly the same as before, and the act meant to streamline the existing law, there were some important changes. These are important, because there… Read on
How do I find out if my name is on the blacklist? If you suspect that you may have been blacklisted, it may be worth calling the Information Commissioner. They will take your details and check them against the list.… Read on
Here are the basics of this interesting area of law, plus recent proposals for change. Some employees are banned from striking altogether. Armed service personnel, police and prison officers cannot go out on strike, but other public service workers can.… Read on
Working Time Regulations apply to all types of workers and sets limits to govern the hours most workers can work. The six key points the Working Time Regulations provide rights to are: To work a maximum of 48 hours per … Read on
Want to have a conversation suggesting a member of staff leaves? You may be able to use the ‘protected conversation’ legislation to keep this confidential and out of the Tribunal. Here’s what you need to look out for, and do.… Read on
Some staff policies are required by law. Some can be very effective in avoiding legal problems, and, a third category can be very helpful in setting out the standards of behaviour you expect of your staff. We do usually not… Read on
Gender pay gap reporting obligations have finally arrived. For private sector employers, 5 April 2017 is the first “snapshot” date, against which the pay equality data will need to be provided. So, what exactly are the reporting obligations? Timings The… Read on
On 1 March 2017 the groundbreaking Trade Union Act 2016 came into force. But what are its main provisions? What changes will it entail? Highlights of the new legislation include: 50% ballot participation threshold 40% “important public services” ballot support… Read on
Lock v. British Gas, the case dealing with commission payments and annual leave has, it appears, reached a conclusion at last. Background The Supreme Court has refused British Gas leave to appeal the case any further, meaning that the case… Read on