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News 5-10 April 2019

12 April 2019
‘April showers bring May flowers’ as that tidiest of English sayings goes.  So this month’s annual uprating in benefits and allowances designated by the state has been announced. So amongst ot...

Knowing your rights when off work sick

01 October 2018
Knowing your rights when off work sickWhen you’re not feeling at your best and you’re unable to attend work what you may or may not be entitled to will probably be one of the last things on your mi...

When it doesn’t pay to work too hard or take a break

17 July 2017
It may be the holiday season but some employees are likely to be jetting off for their summer break having been short changed.A study has revealed that employers have failed to pay British workers ...

Case Law: Gender Pay Gap Data must be published by law

22 May 2017
After the introduction of the gender pay gap regulations (1) recently, the government has launched a gender pay gap “viewing service (2)” giving the public access to the information that compan...

National minimum wage increases 2017

03 April 2017
The National Minimum Wage (1) is the minimum wage paid per hours a worker is entitled to earn the UK. These rates are reviewed each year by the government and are advised by the independent body ...

Income Boost for Minimum Wage Workers

16 March 2017
Low paid workers will pocket a wage rise at the start of next month.Employers are required by law to pay workers at least the national living and minimum wages.The Government's National Living...

Employers Have No Excuse to Underpay Staff

26 January 2017
It is illegal not to pay employees the National Minimum Wage and there can be no real excuse for doing so.Channel 4 documentary Undercover: Britain’s Cheap Clothes scheduled to be broadcast tonight...

10 Things to Know About the UK National Living Wage 2016

14 March 2016
The introduction of the living wage is just a couple of weeks away and it is worth taking a look at a few facts, the impact and a few predictions in relation to it.The compulsory National Living Wa...

How to deal with a request for a pay rise.

22 February 2016
News that some MPs are set to pocket another bumper pay rise will no doubt leave many employees asking “what about me?”A recent survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development revealed...

How to Calculate Holiday Pay for Part Time Employees

24 November 2015
How to calculate holiday pay for part time employees can seem quite daunting at times but it is a simple mathematical formula.  All employees are entitled to a statutory minimum holiday p...

Employers are running the risk of legal action by making unlawful deductions from wages.

21 November 2015
Instances of workers being docked pay for praying, taking cigarette breaks and going to the toilet have hit the headlines in recent years. Employees have also complained about not being paid at all...

Equal pay and wage rise cash boost

15 July 2015
Openly comparing salaries and discussing who earns exactly what in the workplace has always been a fairly taboo subject.The resentment that can be caused by stark differences in pay was perfectly h...

Could you be entitled to more holiday pay?

07 July 2015
The question used to be an easy one for employers, but the current answer seems anything but… just how exactly do you calculate statutory holiday pay?With the peak holiday period upon us and the wi...

Blame it on the moon: The headache of managing bank holiday allowance.

07 July 2015
Bank holidays are traditionally a time when employees can relax and enjoy a long weekend – but they are now giving some employers an extra headache to deal with.In England and Wales, there are usua...

Holiday Pay Calculation: what the new ruling means for you

12 January 2015
Happy memories of the sun, sea and sand have faded by the time next pay packet arrives like a damp squib following a sunshine break.Basic pay has been used to calculate holiday pay, which left many...

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