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Penny pinching employers “named and shamed”

The Government recently published the latest list of employers who have been fined for paying their staff less than the required amount under national minimum wage legislation. 16,000 workers received £1.7 million in back pay and across the UK 260… Read on

Statutory parental payments on the up in 2018

From the beginning of April 2018, the statutory payments that eligible employees receive while on maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental or sick leave will go up. Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and maternity allowance will increase to £145.18 (from… Read on

Pay rise for the lowest paid from April 2018

Don’t spend it all at once but, the national living wage and other rates of the national minimum wage are set to go up from April next year! The Chancellor announced the increases in his Autumn Budget last month. For… Read on

Office Christmas parties: dos and don’ts for employers

While the festive season is traditionally the time to be jolly, employers risk a New Year’s headache if they fail to understand their legal responsibilities to staff at the Christmas party. Employers can be held “vicariously liable” for the actions… Read on

Employee travel disruption – how to deal with it

As snow and ice continue to cause disruption across the UK, many organisations will be forced to close but what are employers’ rights and obligations in such circumstances? Do we have to pay employees who can’t get into work? An… Read on

PM reaches out to EU citizens in the UK

As the media continues to focus on the uncertainties of Brexit, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has recently sought to provide some reassurance to EU citizens currently living in the UK. Last month, the PM wrote an open letter to… Read on

Vaping in the workplace: what’s the score?

Smoking in workplaces has been prohibited in England since July 2007- but vaping with e-cigarettes is not covered by the law. Employers can therefore decide whether or not to allow vaping in their workplace. Ideally employers should have a clear… Read on

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