Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Posted on Nov.24, 2016 by in Latest News

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 sick pay scheme (or ‘occupational scheme’)  so… more


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Fair dismissals

Posted on Nov.24, 2016 by in Latest News

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 – these are sometimes called ‘other substantial reasons’.  For example, you take on an employee to… more


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Leaving the European Union

Posted on Nov.24, 2016 by in Latest News

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 change. Immigration: free movement – Following the vote, the EU… more


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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

Posted on Nov.24, 2016 by in Latest News

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 and under. Current rates: These rates are for the National Living… more


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Should employers take commission, overtime, bonuses and extra allowances into account when calculating holiday pay?

Posted on Nov.24, 2016 by in Latest News

Yes, employers must take into account commission, overtime, bonuses and extra allowances when calculating holiday pay. From a practical point of view most employers should assume that many of the extra payments they regularly make to employees must be included when working out the appropriate amount of holiday pay. Assuming employees are given 28 days holiday the extra elements only… more


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