Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme explained

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is part of the UK Government’s corona virus (covid-19) economic response. It aims to help businesses keep their employees by offering financial help to cover […]

5 questions on employee health and safety whilst WFH

Many employees are working from home now, but not everybody has an appropriate work station or home office. In a place of work, it’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee […]

Big immigration changes to come in January 2021

The information contained in this blog is for general information only and does not constitute or purport to be comprehensive legal advice. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure […]

What does the new Budget mean for small businesses?

On 11th March 2020, the Government announced its new Budget for the UK. The Budget contained important changes which could affect small businesses, including relief for the coronavirus outbreak and […]

Love, marriage, baby carriage (and a flexible working request)

So I recently returned to work after a year of maternity leave. I birthed, I fed, I burped, I cleaned spit-up, I played ‘peek-a-boo’ until I was blue in the […]

Jack’s Law: New Parental Bereavement Leave to come into force from April 2020

Employment Law from Rocket Lawyer

Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. There is no easy way of […]

Big changes to IR35 and the contractor industry set to come in for April 2020

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A brief history of the Intermediary Legislation In 1999 as part of Gordon Brown’s fiscal budget during his tenure as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the government announced and introduced […]

Are employers obliged to pay a Christmas bonus?

Christmas bonus

In the lead up to the festive holidays, one subject which confuses people is Christmas bonuses. One of the biggest questions asked by both employers and employees at this time […]

Mind the gender pay gap: An analysis

Gender pay gap

It’s been almost a year since the Gender Pay Gap Regulations came into effect which required employers with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay data. All public […]

Are employers obliged to pay a Christmas bonus?

Christmas bonus

In the lead up to the festive holidays, one subject which confuses people is Christmas bonuses. One of the biggest questions asked by both employers and employees at this time […]

What to tell staff before the Christmas party

‘Tis the season for office holiday parties! It is that time of year again, when your calendar quickly fills up with invites from family, friends, and workplaces. On top of […]

Calculating holiday entitlement made easy

Holiday entitlement

When you employ staff you’ll need to calculate the amount of holiday they’re entitled to. The amount of annual leave an employee is entitled to differs depending on several factors. […]