All items: Benefits

  • How Tax-free Childcare works and its impact on employers

    Date:
    9 May 2017

    Tax-free Childcare is the latest initiative from Government to support working parents, but it could see some worse off than in the childcare voucher scheme it is designed to replace. James Malia from Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services looks at where the new scheme fits in and how HR can support parents to get the best deal.

  • Changes to salary sacrifice: how to reduce disruption and maximise retention

    Date:
    31 March 2017

    Changes to salary-sacrifice schemes announced in November's Autumn Statement are likely to prove unpopular with employees. James Monks from RAM Group looks at ways employers can mitigate the impact of the changes and still retain staff.

  • How will the new salary-sacrifice rules impact employers?

    Date:
    27 March 2017

    From 6 April, employers will need to make a number of changes to their salary-sacrifice schemes. DLA Piper's Lynda Finan and Nick Hinton consider the new arrangements.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

    Date:
    8 December 2016

    Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Premature babies and maternity leave: what's the legal position?

    Date:
    26 October 2016

    Mothers of premature babies are campaigning for statutory maternity leave to be extended where mothers give birth early. Stephen Simpson explains the current legal position, and how the law might be changed.

  • Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

    Date:
    15 September 2016

    The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host of employment law changes. Bar Huberman sets out the top 10 upcoming legislative changes that employers need to be ready for, even though many implementation dates have yet to be confirmed.

  • Will shared grandparental leave help or hinder employers?

    Date:
    3 August 2016

    The Government plans a consultation on a new right to shared grandparental leave to support employees with childcare responsibilities.

  • Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come

    Date:
    22 July 2016

    So far in 2016, there have been notable employment law cases on: holiday pay; childcare vouchers; social media at work; fraudulent sick leave; and reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay-related and other benefits.