The rules on working over contracted hours without pay

Employees’ contracted hours These are set out in the employment contract. You must work your contracted hours, or you will be in breach of contract and potentially at risk of disciplinary proceedings. You only need to work more than your… Read on

What is a remuneration package?

It is increasingly common for workers to change their job every few years. Research shows that young employees entering the job market tend to change jobs an average of 5.7 times. One of the main reasons cited for leaving a… Read on

Changing an employment contract

There are a multitude of reasons why an employer may find it necessary to alter their employees’ terms and conditions.  However, changing an employment contract is not a straightforward procedure, with several associated legal issues. We outline what employers should… Read on

Christmas party cancelled? You are not alone!

Springhouse managing partner, Ben Power spotted a trend this festive season – employers doing away with the staff Christmas party. So if you were denied your annual yuletide entertainment, you were not alone! It’s very unlikely though that staff  have… Read on

Gender pay deadline: the figures are in!

4 April 2018 was the deadline for large private and voluntary sector employers (with 250 or more employees) to publish their gender pay gap figures on the government’s dedicated website.  Around 1,500 employers missed the deadline and over 1,000 added… Read on

Equal pay claims hit the retail sector

It has been reported that Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim with female staff chasing back pay of up to £4 billion. The latest legal challenge sees women store workers claiming parity with men who work… Read on