Brexit – Preparing for the Journey

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Information is appearing about what employers need to do whether we leave with or without a deal. Some of the advice is quite clear and shows that some employers may not have to take action in the short term or even for a year or more. Some advice will seem general rather than specific for […]

Trial of Live Chat and Messaging

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We are trying out a new live chat and messaging service which will enable your queries to be answered within a reasonable time. We are gradually editing the different screens that will appear depending on how you access the chat service and the nature of your query. Please bear with us if some of the […]

Payslips to Show Hours Worked

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Employees must be able to check whether they have been paid the correct amount which means that all employees and workers now have the right to see the hours they have worked and been paid for on their pay slips. Employers are required to show the number of hours worked, as well as the earnings, […]

TUPE – Hidden Liabilities

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[ Editior’s Note: A few typing corrections were made on 15/01/2019] One drop of water can cause wide ripples. Similarly, a transfer of staff under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations can produce hidden liabilities for the new employer. Managers involved in such a transfer (TUPE as it is known) should be familiar with the need […]

Employment Terms & Motivation

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Welcoming New Staff [Editor’s note – updates to the content were made in October 2020} Most managers want new staff to have a positive experience of their recruitment and acceptance of the offer of a job. Employees will not resign usually from their current job until they receive a clear offer of the new job. […]

Living Wage – New Rates Announced

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Increases to The Living Wage Rates The new rates of the Living Wage were announced recently.  Employers who have subcribed to paying the Living Wage are expected to start paying the new rates before 1st May 2019.   The new rates are: London  £10.55 per hour – increase = 35p per hour; Elsewhere £9 per hour […]