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Preventing Illegal Working in the UK – Are you up to date with the changes?
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:58

Increase in Statutory Rates April 6th 2019

The government announces increases in statutory rates every April.  I have set out the new rates effective April 6th below
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:57

Are You Ready For Christmas?

With the Christmas party season soon to be upon us I thought it would be a good time to reissue the normal precautionary advice to employers.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:47

World Cup Fever

Now that the domestic and European football season is over focus shifts to the world cup. Tuesday 24th June 2018 at 13.00pm may seem like a long way away, but it's a time and date Employers need to consider now.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:40

Steps to Avoid HR Tribunals

Are you surprised the last set of HR tribunal statistics shows that the number of lodged claims has increased by 78%? No, neither was I.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Monday, 13 November 2017 11:01

The HR Implications of The Uber Verdict

What are the HR implications now that the taxi firm Uber has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed?
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
In my previous blog I concentrated on the decision to abandon Tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling as a quick note.   Now I have had a chance to look at the ruling in more detail, this email re-iterates some of the last and adds in more tips for you on how to proceed with an employee’s claim.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 10:24

Employees – they aren’t really are they?

Recently two cases occurred where “employees” have sought clarification from employment tribunals of their actual status. In both cases, based on the facts not the paperwork, the tribunals have found the claimants were workers not subcontractors.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
You need to take on a new person its cheaper to call them self employed saving national insurance and making them responsible for their own taxes. But are they really and will HMRC or an employment tribunal agree with you.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 06:23

ACAS Early Conciliation

ACAS, aka Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service, has a longstanding statutory duty to promote and help achieve the resolution of employment disputes that may otherwise result in a claim before an Employment Tribunal. This conciliation role has however had a different emphasis since the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013.
Published in Staff, HR & Payroll
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