Employers


Employment Law Changes for Employers 2020

April 2020 onwards will see a number of changes and employers should be taking practical steps now to ensure that they are fully prepared. Here are a few of the key changes that should be noted by all. The National Minimum Wage Complying with National Minimum Wage (NMW) and other statutory changes is a must. The rates for the NMW will increase on 1 April […]


The dangers of mixing work and social media

In today’s world, social media exists as a focal point of communication and is the most popular method of sharing information. It’s not uncommon for us to share our personal thoughts and photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram; but what happens when we share details of work online or express a particularly strong opinion on social media at the workplace? Businesses look to social media […]


Employment rights when it snows

If snow affects your ability to get to work, it can raise a number of questions! So, if you’re an employee, what are your rights? Will I be in trouble if I can’t make it in? If you cannot attend work, you are not automatically entitled to be paid. Your employer might be able to make you take unpaid leave, holiday days or work flexible […]


The social media policy – a business must have?

Are you an employer who has had to deal with an employees’ inappropriate use of IT systems or social media? A social media policy is a code of conduct which acts as a guideline for any interactions a company’s employees have on the internet, both as part of their job description, or in their private life. As the use of the internet and social media […]


National Minimum Wage Regulations 2017

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 were published on 1 February 2017 and propose to increase rates including the standard adult rate, apprenticeship rate and accommodation offset limit of the National Minimum Wage on 1 April 2017. National Living Wage The NLW applies to workers aged 25 and over and is proposed to increase to £7.50 per hour from the current rate of […]