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Are you managing your millennials properly?

Natalie Salunke, Head of Legal, Europe at Fleetcor, and a millennial herself, has written an article on this topic. 'Millennial' is a term used to describe the generation born between...

Increase statutory family-related pay and statutory sick pay & Redundancy Payments

From the 6th April 2019:  Tax thresholds, £12,500/0% – £37,500/20% – £150,000/40% Statutory Adoption, Maternity, Paternity and Shared Parental Pay –  £148.68 Statutory Sick Pay – £94.25 £525.00 is the...

Pensions auto-enrolment

From 6 April 2019, the minimum level of employer contribution into a pensions auto-enrolment scheme increases from 2% to 3%, with an increase in the employee contribution from 3% to...

Ensure that your organisation is paying the national minimum wage

The national living wage for workers aged 25 and over increases to £8.21 per hour on 1 April 2019. Other national minimum wage rates also increase, with hourly rates rising...

Ensure that your organisation’s payslips are updated

Two important changes to the rules on payslips come into force on 6 April 2019. The changes cover payslips for pay periods that begin on or after this date.  Firstly,...

New holiday pay guidance

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published new holiday pay guidance. The guidance was issued after a survey revealed an 'alarming lack of awareness' about holiday pay. ...

Final written warnings

An employee can be fairly dismissed for misconduct (rather than gross misconduct) if they already have a final written warning in place. In Beattie v Condorrat, the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

Constructive dismissal

In order to suspend an employee fairly, an employer must have reasonable and proper cause for doing so. If not, suspension could breach the implied term of mutual trust and...

Changes to online ‘right to work’ checks

The government has made changes to the Right to Work Checking Service, which enables UK employers to check whether individuals are subject to any restrictions.  From 28 January 2019, an...

The Good Work Plan

Following the Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices, the government has proposed changes to employment law. The following changes will take effect from April 2020: The right to a basic...