Nothing Stands Still – Everything Keeps Changing

April 2024 has seen many changes to employment law – will your managers feel at sea with the extent of such changes? Perhaps, they hope these matters will just pass by them but we both know that is a risky view of managing which is likely to lead to future issues. What can they do […]

National Minimum Pay Rates from April 2024

Beware of a significant change to the rates payable from 1st April 2024 which will increase costs but could help to ease some retention and recruitment issues. Up to now the highest pay rate was for those aged 23 and over. From 1st April the highest minimum wage rate will apply to those aged 21 […]

Quick Reference to Employment Rights

Do not waste your time trawling the internet for an easy reference to key employment law rights whether as a manager or as an employee. Key HR Facts is the site to view for the facts, remedies and tips on points that are often overlooked. Go to Key HR Facts – it is free for […]

New National Minimum Wage Rates

New rates take effect from 1st April 2023. To help busy managers, those and the existing rates can be seen at this link to our Key HR Facts site. Key HR Facts contains many useful facts on a range of people management topics in an easy to read and find style. Useful tips for managers […]

Zero and Irregular Hours Staff – Increased Costs?

The legal requirements for calculating holiday pay will lead to increased costs for some but not all employers. The Supreme Court has ruled [1] that the relevant law is strict as to the holiday entitlement and method of calculating holiday pay. The decision will only affect individuals who work part time, irregular hours. The decision […]

Resist or Settle a Tribunal Claim? Shock outcomes for employers

Managers may believe that it is wise to automaticially resist a Tribunal claim. Their aim is to wear the employee down and hope that he/she will give up or settle for a small sum. Appropriate maybe, if there was nothing remiss about the actions of managers and the facts support the management case. However, an […]

Self-Certificates Cover up to 28 Calendar Days

Updated 8 Feb 2022 New temporay regulations have been passed so that a self-certificate may now cover up to 28 calendar days incapacity from work. Up to now, a self-certificate covered only 7 calendar days which has been the case for many years. This change is effective from 17th December 2021 in England, Wales and […]

Increase In the Rates of the Living Wage

From November, 2021, increases in The Living Wage have been announced. These are significant rises. There is no compulsion to use the Living Wage rates as it is a voluntary decision by an employer. Employers who implement the The Living Wage should start to pay the new rates between now and 1st April 2022. Further […]

Quick Reference Source to Statutory Entitlements under Employment Law

Key HR Facts is a quick and free reference source of the statutory employment law entitlements. Designed to help managers and employees to find key information in one source without having to trawl through many sites on the internet. You may view the site via this link – Key HR Facts. New Home and Link […]