Holiday requests?

Holiday requests – when can an employer say ‘no’? Its holiday time and employers usually find themselves receiving an increasing number of holiday requests. Whilst an employer may want to grant holiday requests, this simply isn’t always...

Zero-hours contracts

Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts finally banned Some two months after claiming that they had been banned, the government has finally acted to outlaw the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts from 26 May 2015. This and other employment...

Small Businesses

Help for small businesses? Sajid Javid, the new Business Secretary, has announced the creation of a new “small business conciliation service” which will aim to resolve payment disputes where that business is owed money by a large firm. Based upon an Australian model,...

Weather Warnings

Severe Weather Warnings – Is Your Business Ready? The UK has recently been experiencing the effects of a much publicised winter ‘weather bomb’. As we come into the winter months, do not forget that your business may have to deal with the consequences...

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave & Pay What is Shared Parental Leave? At the end of 2014, new rights to allow parents to share leave following the birth or adoption of their child became law and shared parental leave is now available to parents with babies due on or after 5...

Holiday Pay

Hot off the Press – Holiday Pay to include overtime! The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down Judgment in an extremely important case for Employers relating to Holiday Pay. The key points are :- 1. workers are entitled to be paid a sum of money to reflect...