Recruitment Procedures – Employment Law
Most claims for discrimination in recruitment have no maximum limit.
Can your business afford compensation of perhaps £20,000 because you made a simple mistake?
How do you make sure you …
National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not …read more
Internet and Email Access Policy
In order to protect the firm, its employees, customers and suppliers, all members of staff should be given a copy of the firm’s policy regarding acceptable use of IT resources …read more
Homeworking Costs for the Self-Employed
Over the last ten years technology has advanced massively. It was not so long ago that mobile phones were the size of a brick. Now emails and the internet can …read more
Bring your own device
Some employees will often prefer to use their own personal mobile devices to access company networks/systems. However, this is potentially a security loophole which places the organisation at risk from …read more
Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended), workers are entitled to paid statutory annual leave of 5.6 weeks (28 days if the employee works five days a week). …
IR35 Personal Service Companies
The ‘IR35’ rules are designed to prevent the avoidance of tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) through the use of personal service companies and partnerships.
The rules do not stop …
Payroll Real – Time Information
We set out below details of how payroll information has to be submitted to HMRC under Real Time Information (RTI).
RTI – an introduction
Under RTI, employers or their agents …
There have been many changes to employment law and regulations in the last few years. A key area is the freedom or lack of freedom to dismiss an employee.
There have been many changes to employment law and regulations in the last few years. A key area is the freedom or lack of freedom to make an individual redundant.
Recent surveys indicate that the adverse impact of absence on business profitability today is significant, with thousands of man hours lost every day. Recent statistics show that an average of …read more
Recruitment Procedures – Seven Steps for Good Procedures
In order to avoid the danger of discriminating in some way, particularly unconsciously, employers must take care to develop and use recruitment procedures which will avoid the risk. Using sensible …read more
Payroll – Basic Procedures
In order to set up a Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme with HMRC it is necessary to contact the New Employer’s Helpline on 0300 200 3211 or …
Legal Working in the UK
In line with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, it is a criminal offence to employ anyone who does not have an entitlement to work in the UK, or …read more
Travel and Subsistence for Directors and Employees
Travelling and subsistence expenditure incurred by or on behalf of employees gives rise to many problems.
We highlight below the main areas to consider in deciding whether tax relief is …
The Equality Act 2010 replaces all previous equality legislation, including the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The Equality Act covers age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual …read more
Agency Workers Regulations
Regulations which took effect from 1 October 2011 mean that workers supplied to a company, or to any other entity, by an agency will become entitled to receive pay and …read more