What payment details should be included in a contract of employment?
Should any benefits available to an employee be listed in the contract of employment?
The contract of employment or the written statement should
specify the contractual benefits to which the employee is entitled. However,
because the full details of the policy on a particular benefit may be too
lengthy to set out in the contract of employment, or the policy may be subject
to regular change, the contract may refer to a separate detailed document
setting out the full policy and terms. This should always be available on
request, and employees should be consulted or at the very least notified in
advance of any changes.
Employers may also provide benefits to employees that they intend to be non-contractual. If referring to benefits in a document such as a staff handbook, employers should make clear which benefits are contractual and which are not.
Is it ever permissible for an employer to withhold bonus payments?
How should an employer go about setting up an employee share scheme?
When may an employer withdraw the use of a company car?
Are employee benefits taxable or non-taxable?
Is the company Christmas party a taxable benefit?
If an employer provides an employee's accommodation is it permissible to require the employee to leave the accommodation at the termination of employment?
What are an employer's duties regarding employee expenses?
Can an employer require employees to pay for their uniforms?
If an employee abroad on a work-related trip is unable to return to the UK due to travel disruption, is the employer responsible for paying for his or her accommodation and food?
If an employee abroad on a work-related trip is affected by travel disruption, is the employer responsible for the cost of alternative travel arrangements for the employee to return home?
Are long-service awards incompatible with the Equality Act 2010?
Is it still permissible to award greater holiday entitlement to employees who have, for example, 10 years' service?
Where it is a company's policy to give a small gift to employees who have completed periods of service of multiples of 10 years could this be discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010?
Do employers have to account for VAT in relation to vouchers and other goods and services provided to employees under salary-sacrifice arrangements?
When did the changes in relation to the VAT treatment of taxable benefits under salary-sacrifice arrangements come into force?
Do employers have to account for VAT in relation to childcare vouchers provided to employees under salary-sacrifice arrangements?
How does the decision in the AstraZeneca case affect the income tax treatment of benefits to employees under salary-sacrifice arrangements?
Is it permissible for a salary sacrifice arrangement to reduce an employee's pay to below the level of the national minimum wage?
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