Commissions, Tips And Gratuities

Many businesses offer incentives to their workforce to increase productivity or to provide a better service to customers. There are various methods of inducement which businesses can use and if you decide, as an employer, that some element of performance related pay or incentive will help your business prosper further, you will need to find […]

Zero Hours Contracts Explained

What are zero hour contracts? Essentially these are employment contracts with no guaranteed hours. This means that employees are not guaranteed any work by their employers (and therefore no pay). According to the ONS, as at September 2017, 2.9% of the UK workforce had a zero hour contract. That was 900,000 UK workers. This number […]

Should Overtime Be Used When Calculating Holiday Pay?

Your entitlement – The European Working Time Directive states that workers should receive four weeks statutory holiday pay. This was implemented in the UK by The Working Time Directive 1998. In 2009, the UK Government increased this allowance to 5.6 weeks annual statutory holiday pay. This is a minimum statutory requirement, but employers can offer […]

Redundancy

If you are facing redundancy, you should still be treated fairly by your employer and there are certain steps they would be expected to follow. You may also be entitled to a redundancy payment. What is Redundancy? Redundancy is a form of dismissal from a job. It can come about for several reasons. For example, […]

Objecting to Changes in an Employment Contract

If your employer wants to make changes to your employment contract such as your pay, your hours, location or holidays, it can be a worrying time for you as an employee. If you don’t agree to the changes, you do have certain rights. A contract can generally only be amended according to its terms, or […]

Holiday Pay & Overtime: The Changes

The European Working Time Directive states that workers should receive four weeks statutory holiday pay. This was implemented in the UK by The Working Time Directive 1998. In 2009, the UK Government increased this allowance to 5.6 weeks annual statutory holiday pay. This is a minimum statutory requirement, but employers can offer contractual holiday pay […]

Employment Probation Periods: What You Need to Know

A probation period is a trial period of employment. The employee is employed subject to satisfactory completion of this trial period. Why have a probationary period? Employers will often carry out an application and interview process. However you can’t always tell from an interview how an employee will do in a job in practice, or […]

Age Discrimination at Work

It is against the law for your employer to discriminate against you due to your age. This discrimination may be a refusal to employ you, or generally treating you worse than other employees due to your age (unless there is good reason to do so). Age discrimination includes: Being too young Being too old Combined […]