Abolition of national insurance payments for apprentices

In the Autumn Statement 3 December 2014, George Osborne has announced that employers who hire apprentices will no longer have to pay national insurance. This rule will apply to apprentices up to the age of 25, extended from the current… 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

New ‘On Call’ service

We are delighted to tell you about our new employment law service, ‘On Call’. ‘On Call’ provides businesses with specialist legal advice at a fixed, affordable, budgeted cost. Insurance cover is available in case of employment tribunal claims. Please view Read on

Reclaiming recruitment and training costs

Can an employer deduct recruitment fees and/or training fees from the unpaid wages of a departing member of staff? Yes it can, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Cleeve Link v Bryla. Background In this case,… 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

New employment laws in force from 25th June

Changes to Employment Law in June 2013. The first in a long list of changes to employment laws come into effect on 25th June 2013. Alongside some technical provisions, the following are of most interest: Removal of qualifying period of… Read on

New year, new employment law challenges

The number of employment law changes planned for each new year never seems to diminish, whichever government is in place. It looks as if 2013 will be no exception, but the year will bring both challenges and opportunities for businesses.… Read on