Legal guidance

All items: Pay and benefits

  • Why auto-enrolment should always be on HR's to do list

    Date:
    10 April 2019

    Pensions auto-enrolment might not be the most exciting HR topic but, as Angela Sharma explains, it should never be far from the top of any HR list of things to do.

  • National minimum wage: What are employers getting wrong?

    Date:
    1 April 2019

    Two decades after its introduction, many employers are still getting caught out by the rules surrounding the national minimum wage. With HMRC taking an increasingly hard line on enforcement, Andrew Brookes and William Sweeney look at some of the common pitfalls.

  • IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes 'reasonable care'?

    Date:
    25 March 2019

    The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector. Employers will need to take "reasonable care" that they have assessed employees' tax status, but what does that mean? Joe Tully, managing director of Brookson Legal Services, explains.

  • April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

    Date:
    18 March 2019

    Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet. Important issues in April 2019 include changes to the law on payslips and the usual increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redundancy payments. Large employers should also be working on their second gender pay gap report and their latest modern slavery statement. Meanwhile, the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue.

  • The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

    Date:
    11 January 2019

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

  • 2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

    Date:
    13 December 2018

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Local authority pay and grading structures

    Date:
    5 September 2018

    This article looks at the pay structure for local authority employees, set out in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (the Green Book).

  • Sleeping care worker only "available" for work and not actually working for minimum wage purposes

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a care worker required to sleep on the employer's premises was simply "available" for work rather than actually working, and therefore caught by the sleepover exemption in the minimum wage legislation.

  • Executive pay ratio reporting: Six issues for employers to consider now

    Date:
    17 July 2018

    On 1 January 2019, legislation comes into force requiring UK quoted companies with more than 250 employees to publish the pay ratio between their CEO and "average" employees. Jo Faragher investigates the issues related to mandatory executive pay ratio reports that employers should be thinking about now.

  • Employee benefits: don't get caught out when submitting HMRC forms

    Date:
    15 June 2018

    Employers who paid employee expenses or benefits during the 2017/18 tax year have until 6 July to submit their paperwork to HM Revenue & Customs, or they could face significant fines. Nick Bustin from Haysmacintyre explains what employers need to know.

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