Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is £88.45 a week for up to 28 weeks. You need to qualify for SSP and have been off work sick for four or more days in a row (including non-working days). You can’t get less than the statutory amount.  You can get more if your company has a...

Fair dismissals

You must have a valid reason for dismissing an employee. Valid reasons include: their capabilty or conduct redundancy something that prevents them from legally being able to do their job, eg a driver losing their driving licence There could be other fair reasons too...

Leaving the European Union

On 23 June the UK voted in the EU Referendum to leave the European Union. While it’s not clear yet how, when or what amendments will be made to workplace law, it is possible to predict those areas that are the most likely to change.  The following areas could see...

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least: School leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24...