Category: Employent Law

Coronavirus and Sick Pay

While the UK continues to battle with the Coronavirus, the following may be useful in connection with sick pay – • The workplace usual sick leave and pay entitlements apply if an employee has Coronavirus. • Employees should let their employer know as soon as possible if they are unable to go to work. • …

Contracts of Employment from April 2020

From April 2020 all workers and employees are entitled to and must be provided with a written Statement of Particulars either on their first day of employment or prior to starting employment. Previously the Statements had to be provided within the first 8 weeks of employment and it was only employees who had such entitlements. …

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage from April 2020

The new rates are as follows:- • For 21 to 24 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £7.70 to £8.20. • For 18 to 20 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £6.15 to £6.45. • For under 18’s the National Minimum Wage increases from £4.35 to £4.55. • For apprentices the …

THE VALUE OF AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

It has just been reported that Chelsea’s 18 year old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to agreeing a new Employment Contract at Chelsea which will be worth an eye watering £180,000.00 a week. Clearly Mr Hudson-Odoi will be a very rich teenager and will earn substantially more than most of the young people of his …

Employers Must Record The Actual Number of Hours Worked

Employers must keep a record of the actual number of hours worked each day under the Working Time Directive (WTD). There must be a system set up to record daily working time for workers who have not expressly agreed to opt out of the maximum 48 hours of work per 7 days. It is a …

Be careful who you suspend

It has long been the practice of employers to suspend employees usually immediately, when there is a suspicion of gross misconduct. The justification for the suspension has always been that suspension is a ‘neutral act’ and simply takes place to allow the employer to carry out an investigation while the employee is not within the …

Employment Law – Payslips

Changes coming into force 6th April 2019 .   As at above date all workers must receive a payslip not just employees . The number of hours worked must be indicated on payslips where the pay varies, by the amount of time worked. Where pay is fixed and does not vary employers have no new …

Annual Leave Use It or Loose It

In a recent case it was decided that a worker does not automatically lose the accrued right to be paid annual leave because of a failure to ask for it, which means that even though the leave may not be requested, it will still accrue. This has important implications for the use it or lose …

Employment Law

It is a commonly held view that the right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing allows you to take a family member or a friend to such a meeting. This is not the case. A worker has the right to choose any companion to attend a disciplinary hearing as long as they are either …