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Holidays for 2018 – Extra entitlement for Easter?
Published on 18th January 2018
The next holiday on the horizon for many of us is Easter and some of you may have realised that Easter 2018 will span two holiday years for some employers.Read More...
Secret Santa – Ho Ho Ho or No No No?
Published on 1st December 2017
The festive period is now here with a vengeance and the usual round of workplace traditions are probably well underway. Ask most people which one they dread the most and Secret Santa will come somewhere near the top of the list.Read More...
Driving Under the Influence?
Published on 27th November 2017
Inevitably as our thoughts turn to the festive season most companies will to some degree look to reinforce the Drink/Drive message to their staff. Interestingly few of us have taken much notice of the changes which came into effect in March 2015 with a new drug driving law in England and Wales.Read More...
Holiday Pay: Calculating Entitlement and Pay
Published on 3rd April 2017
An increasing number of employees, particularly those without standard working hours, are challenging their employers in tribunals over whether they are getting a fair deal on holiday pay. One of the main discussion points has involved how commission-based employees’ holiday pay should be calculated. Employees on other forms of variable pay, or who receive shift premiums, overtime pay, or discretionary bonuses, could also have claims against their employer if these aspects of their pay are not accounted for in their holiday pay.Read More...
Understanding the role of and enhancing the impact of the supervisor
Published on 7th November 2016
Vanessa Scrimshaw has been asked to deliver a HR best practise Forum for the Calderdale & Kirklees Manufacturing alliance on the 17th November, with the topic “Understanding the role of and enhancing the impact of the supervisor”.Read More...
The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Published on 13th September 2016
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is not something that will affect many of our clients at this moment in time, although as our clients grow and develop it is likely to become something they need to know about and take action on in coming years.Read More...
The Impact of the Fit Note
Published on 3rd May 2016
The fit note in practise Despite changes coming into effect 6 years ago, many employers still struggle to understand the implication of the changes and what they can or can’t do when an employee sends in a ‘fit note’. The fit note is the informal name for the 'statement of fitness to work', which replaced what was commonly known as the 'sick note' (medical statement) on 6 April 2010.Read More...
Possibly the most important change in health and safety enforcement since 1974
Published on 15th March 2016
The new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences adopt a range of well-intentioned and apparently rational changes.However, the outcome over the next few years may well be very much more dramatic than intended, with much greater fines across the board and more individuals being imprisoned for offences that would not previously have been regarded as sufficiently serious to merit a custodial sentence.Read More...
Important Pay Information for 2016
Published on 12th January 2016
Changes to the National Minimum Wage rates are normally introduced in October each year. This year a compulsory National Living Wage is due to be introduced and will see the largest single increase for one group (50 pence per hour) since NMW was introduced in the UK.Read More...
The 2014 Holiday Pay Ruling
Published on 17th November 2014
On 4 November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down its decision and gave employers some further clarity in relation to the way employers should calculate their employee holiday pay in the future. Read on to find out what this means for businesses.Read More...