All I want for Christmas is…. A stress-free payroll!

Dec 13, 2018 Christmas and New Year can be the most expensive time of the year for most people. If you employ people, the festive period can bring a number of problems that you will need t

Employment Tribunal Guidance for Employers

Oct 03, 2018 The Employment Tribunals (ET) are an independent judicial body established to resolve disputes over employment rights between employers and employees. Claims likely to be heard in the ET will involve

Parental Bereavement Bill receives Royal Assent

Sep 27, 2018 The new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 sets out that parents who suffer the death of a child under the age of 18 or a still birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two week

Discrimination because of religion or belief

Sep 05, 2018 All employers should already be aware that treating an employee differently because they are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, black, white etc can result in legal action. But, can you be accused of discrimi

5 Reasons for a fair dismissal

Aug 21, 2018 Dismissal occurs when an employer decides to terminate the employment relationship. And, since the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were a barrier to justice, claims against employers have incre

Know when to outsource a HR function

Aug 14, 2018 As a small business owner, how many times have you gone into the office early to find mountains of paperwork that you just never seem to get through? Most employers will understand the frustration

Time off for dependants: advice for employers

Aug 03, 2018 From the first day of employment all employees have the right to time off to care for a dependant. Under s57a and s57b of the Employment Rights Act, all employees are entitled to a “reasonable” am

Employment Law Quiz

Jul 31, 2018 Employment legislation covers all areas of day-day business activities. This includes what employers can and cannot do in regard to employment contracts, recruitment, wages, dismissals, employee right

Does ‘misconduct’ need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal (without prior warnings) fair?

Jun 06, 2018 Does dismissal need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal fair? No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Quintiles Commercial v Barongo. In this case, the Claimant wor